Monday, May 27, 2013

Chicken and Ham Creamy Parmesan Lasagna

Another one of OUR favorites. Go ahead, I dare you to not fall in love with this combination. 
The flavors are unexpectedly perfect together. 
Ham, fresh parsley, chicken broth..... go on, keep reading....or salivating.

2 C. Chicken Broth
1/2 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
3 1/4 C. Skim Milk
1/3 C. + 1 tbsp. Flour
1 1/2 C. freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 C. chopped parsley
12 no-cook lasagna noodles,divided
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped up, divided (I've used rotisserie chicken in the past, but that increases the sodium, FYI)
8 oz. ham, divided
1 cup thinly chopped asparagus, divided
1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place broth and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a large pot over medium high heat.
Bring to a boil.
In a blender, combine flour, milk and remaining pepper together.
Mix thoroughly.
Add milk mixture to broth in pan.
Stir CONSTANTLY over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil.
Let cook for ONE minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat,
Add 1 C. Parmesan cheese.
Add parsley.
Stirring until cheese melts.
You can use one 9x13 pan
or two 8x8 pans.
Be sure to spray PAM on your pans.
Spread a little sauce over the bottom of the pan(s). 
Layer the "oven ready" noodles over sauce.
Layer the Asparagus, Chicken, Ham & Pepper Jack over the noodles.
Noodles again.
Spoon a little more sauce over the noodles.
Add some chicken, ham, asparagus and pepper jack cheese.
Then noodles and sauce, again.
Last layer of Chicken, Ham, Asparagus and Pepper jack.
Follow up with the final layer of noodles.
Add a pinch of fresh parsley (if you still have some left over) and the rest of the Parmesan cheese on top.
Cover with foil that's been sprayed with Pam as well.
Cook for 30 min
Remove from oven and let it cool for about 10-15 min.
It allows the lasagna to set up.
Then, serve alongside a hearty salad or veggie of your choice.
It makes a great meal, and what do you veggies are even inside!
Eat up!
This was for dessert!
Boy, oh boy....I love cooking for my little family!

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