Oh friends, do I have a recipe to share with you! My boys love just about anything with pasta and sauce, including lasagna. Now, I've never made lasagna before, but I felt inspired and decided to give it a go. I used a recipe from The Eat Clean Diet 2 as a guide line, but did it a little differently and so I feel like I can call this my own.
First, you take your chicken breast (I used skinless bone-in chicken breast because it had been reduced for quick sale at my grocery store and so it was super cheap, but you could totally use bone-less too) and you throw it in a baking dish.
Three Cheese Chicken and Spinach Lasagna
3 Skinless Chicken Breasts (they can also be boneless)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
8 ounces Fresh Spinach
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Box Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
1 Jar Marinara
16 ounces Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
1 Cup Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim fat from chicken and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until done, approximately 45 minutes. Remove from dish and shred chicken. While chicken is cooking bring a very large pot of water to boil. Cook lasagna noodles until just under done, approximately 5-6 minutes. Once noodles are cooked, remove from water and place in a single layer on paper towels to remove excess water. In a large pan saute spinach and garlic powder in olive oil over medium heat until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Once spinach is cooked remove from pan and ring in a cheese cloth or paper towels to remove all water. Chop spinach into small pieces and combine with shredded chicken. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread 1/4 of the marinara sauce all over the bottom of the dish. Layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles on the sauce. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta on the noodles and sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella on top of that. Top the cheese with 1/2 of the chicken/spinach mixture. Spread 1/4 of the marinara on top of the chicken and repeat the layers, noodles, cheeses, chicken, marinara. Top the marinara with last 1/3 of the noodles and then the last of the ricotta and mozzarella and then the last of the marinara. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Remove from oven and uncover. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and place back in the oven for 20 more minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy!