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how to make chicken lasagna with white sauce | Family Cuisine

You know what's better than lasagna? Chicken lasagna! You can make this simple, but satisfying dish with just a few ingredients.
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how to make chicken lasagna with white sauce | Family Cuisine

This white sauce Chicken Lasagna is so satisfying with layers of lasagna noodles and tender chicken in a creamy spinach sauce. Just like our Classic Lasagna, this white lasagna reheats really well, making it perfect for meal planning. Make it and you will get recipe requests.

Chicken lasagna slice on a plate

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Chicken Lasagna Recipe Video Tutorial:

Learn how to make the best cheesy, saucy Chicken Lasagna! You can cook fresh chicken for this casserole but it’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken (or even leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!).

P.S. If you love creative leftover chicken recipes, don’t miss our juicy Chicken Patties, the easiest Chicken Noodle Soup, and of course Chicken Fried Rice.

Ingredients for White Sauce Chicken Lasagna:

There are 4 main components to a creamy white chicken lasagna: lasagna noodles, a simple bechamel spinach sauce, and a ricotta cheese sauce. Don’t forget the chicken! You can cook your own Instant Pot Chicken or use a store-bought Rotisserie Chicken.

Pro Tip: We always cook an extra couple of noodles in case any of our lasagna noodles break while cooking.

Ingredients for white sauce chicken lasagna

Can I Use Canned Chicken?

We love canned chicken recipes like our easy Chicken Melts and Buffalo Chicken Dip since we always have it on hand in our pantry. Using canned chicken will work for chicken lasagna, just be sure it is well-drained.

lasagna casserole with slice removed

How to Assemble Creamy Chicken Lasagna:

The process of assembling a chicken lasagna is simple. We found it’s easiest to spread the thicker ricotta sauce over the noodles and ladling the spinach sauce ensures the chicken layer is moist and juicy. For best results, follow this order.

  1. Spread 1/2 cup spinach sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 casserole
  2. Add 3 noodles, 1/2 ricotta sauce, 1/2 shredded chicken, 1/3 of spinach sauce
  3. Add 3 noodles, 1/2 ricotta cheese, 1/2 shredded chicken, and 1/3 spinach sauce
  4. Remaining 3 noodles, remaining 1/3 sauce, and sprinkle on reserved 1 cup cheese.

Assembling lasagna step by step photos

Tips for Reheating Chicken Lasagna:

This white sauce lasagna reheats really well and leftovers are just as enjoyable as freshly baked lasagna. Here are some tips for reheating so the lasagna doesn’t dry out.

  • Add Water – Since noodles will naturally soak up some liquid in the lasagna as it sits, it helps to sprinkle on a little bit of water before reheating in the oven or the microwave.
  • Visual Cues – Heat until the edges bubble and the cheese is fully melted on top.
  • 165˚ F Center – You should reach a safe internal temperature of 165˚F on an instant-read thermometer.

Baked Chicken lasagna slice on spatula

How Long Can Leftover Lasagna be Stored?

Chicken lasagna will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator if you were using freshly cooked chicken. You can also wrap tightly in several layers of plastic wrap and freeze up to 3 months.

White Chicken Lasagna Casserole with slice removed

This lasagna is a meal in itself. All you need is a simple salad to go with it like our Classic Caesar Salad or fresh Beet Salad with Arugula.

Our Best Lasagna Recipes:

If you love lasagna as much as we do, these recipes are a must try and you’re sure to find some new favorites:

  • Italian Lasagna – with a rich, beefy tomato sauce
  • Lasagna Roll-Ups – so easy to serve these lasagna rolls
  • Slow Cooker Lasagna – a make-ahead recipe
  • Homemade Marinara – our favorite sauce for lasagna

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