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Straightforward Lasagne-Fashion Rooster Bake – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary


That is my ridiculously straightforward, no-pasta, lasagne-style hen bake, the place the hen is used rather than the pasta.
The one tiny little bit of cooking required earlier than it goes into the oven is to make the white sauce. Yep – all the things else goes into the pan raw, and the oven does all of the work.

Lasagne style chicken bake in a large cast iron pan. A spoonful of chicken is being taken from the pan.

Soar to:

I am an enormous fan of lasagne, nevertheless it does take slightly work, and typically I simply desire a meal the place there’s minimal upfront work, however the outcomes are nonetheless lip-smackingly tasty.

I’ve obtained a few different lasagne shortcuts – specifically my lasagne soup and my enchilada hen lasagne (utilizing tortillas as a substitute of lasagne sheets and a white sauce shortcut), and this newest one got here to me after I was daydreaming about lasagne, Garfield model.

📋 What do we want?

Ingredients for lasagne style chicken bake on a wooden board.
  • Rooster – I am utilizing 4 hen breasts on this recipe and slicing them in half. This recipe makes 4 BIG parts, however you possibly can slice every breast into 3 slices if you happen to like (so you will have 12 slices altogher) and this can simply serve 6 folks.
  • Passata – I am utilizing passata on this recipe for a clean sauce. In the event you’re within the USA, passata is similar as tomato puree. It is a medium-thick sauce (concerning the consistency of double/heavy cream) product of 100% tomatoes. If you cannot pay money for it you possibly can change with the identical quantity of finely chopped or crushed tinned/canned tomatoes – you’ll simply have to simmer the sauce for a couple of minutes longer.

🔪 How you can make this Rooster Bake

***Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.***

  1. First we make the white sauce – that is the one little bit of cooking that requires you to make use of the hob/stovetop.
  2. Now here is the uncommon half – we will add onions, mushrooms, garlic, crimson bell pepper, slightly oil, a crumbled inventory dice and slightly seasoning into the underside of a casserole pan and blend it collectively. We’re leaving it uncooked. No want to melt the onions and so on. Sure, I do know it sounds bizarre, however these greens cook dinner down superbly beneath the hen while the dish is within the oven.
  3. We prime the onion combination with hen breasts that we have sliced horizontally (to make flat escalope-shaped hen breasts). Then drizzle on passata, sprinkle on some dried herbs and drizzle on half of that white sauce you made earlier.
  4. Repeat the hen, passata, dried herbs and white sauce layers, then prime with cheddar cheese and place within the oven till golden and effervescent.
  5. I prefer to sprinkle on a pinch of dried parsley earlier than serving.

📺 Watch how you can make it

Overhead image of lasagne-style chicken bake in a large pan on a blue background.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP If you wish to make this dish even faster, you need to use store-bought white sauce (bechamel sauce).

All of these lasagne sauce flavours, with minimal prep.

Side image of a spoonful of chicken being lifted from a pan of chicken tomato bake.

🍽️ What to serve it with

This hen bake is gorgeous and saucy, so serve it with aspect dishes to mop up that sauce – equivalent to:

Close up of a spoonful of chicken being taken from a pan of lasagne-style chicken bake.

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Lasagne-Fashion Rooster Bake

That is my ridiculously straightforward, no-pasta, lasagne-style hen bake, the place the hen is used rather than the pasta.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 50 minutes

Complete Time 1 hr 10 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies British-Italian

Servings 4 -6

Energy 613 kcal

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.

  • First make the white sauce. In a medium sized saucepan, add the butter and soften over a medium warmth.

  • As soon as melted and effervescent barely, add within the flour and stir it into the butter utilizing a whisk (this can kind a thick paste referred to as a roux).

  • Preserve gently stirring the roux over the warmth for one minute to cook dinner the flour. Add in a superb splash of the milk, flip up the warmth and stir with the whisk to include.

  • Preserve including within the milk a superb splash at a time, and whisking till all of the milk is used up (this usually takes me about 3 or 4 minutes and I add the milk in about 5 splashes). Don’t fret if you happen to get just a few lumps, hold stirring with the whisk and they’ll disappear because the sauce thickens.

  • Preserve stirring the sauce with the whisk over the warmth till the sauce thickens. As soon as thickened, add within the salt, pepper, nutmeg and cheddar. Stir collectively after which flip off the warmth.

  • Now take a big baking dish or casserole pan.

  • Add the chopped onion, mushrooms, garlic, crimson pepper, olive oil, crumbled hen inventory dice and salt and pepper to the pan and stir collectively. Word: the pan would not must be on the warmth for this. The elements go into the oven uncooked, the place they will cook dinner down collectively.

  • Add half of the slices of hen in a single layer on prime of the onion combination.

  • Drizzle over half the passata, sprinkle on half the dried herbs and spoon on half the white sauce.

  • Layer the remaining hen slices on prime, adopted by the remaining passata, then the remaining dried herbs and the remaining white sauce.

  • Sprinkle the grated cheddar on prime.

  • Place within the oven for 40 minutes, till the hen is cooked by, the cheese is browned and the sauce is effervescent.

✎ Notes

*Passata
I am utilizing passata on this recipe for a clean sauce. In the event you’re within the USA, passata is similar as tomato puree. It is a medium-thick sauce (concerning the consistency of double/heavy cream) product of 100% tomatoes. If you cannot pay money for it you possibly can change with the identical quantity of finely chopped or crushed tinned/canned tomatoes – you’ll simply have to simmer the sauce for a couple of minutes longer.

Can I make it forward?

Sure, you may make this dish as much as a day forward. Make the dish, however do not put within the oven.
Cowl and refrigerate for as much as a day.
While you’re able to cook dinner it, take it out of the fridge about an hour earlier than you intend to cook dinner it – to take off the coolness.
Then cook dinner for 40-50 minutes at 200C/400F – till the hen is piping sizzling and absolutely cooked.


Can I freeze it?

Sure, nevertheless it’s finest to cook dinner the dish first, then cool, cowl and freeze.

Defrost within the fridge in a single day (guarantee it is absolutely defrosted), then take out of the fridge about an hour earlier than you intend to reheat it – to take off the coolness.
Then place within the oven, lined with foil and cook dinner for 40-50 minutes (take the foil off for the final 10 minutes) at 200C/400F – till the hen is piping sizzling.


How you can scale down this recipe

You possibly can halve the recipe to serve 2-3 folks by halving the entire elements and utilizing a smaller casserole dish. The cooking time will keep the identical as the unique recipe (40 minutes).

Dietary info is per serving (serves 6)

Vitamin

Energy: 613kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 53gFats: 32gSaturated Fats: 17gPolyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 10gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 185mgSodium: 938mgPotassium: 1587mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 2457IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 397mgIron: 4mg

Key phrases Casserole, hen bake

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Hello I’m Nicky

I like to cook dinner and I wish to share with you my favorite, scrumptious household pleasant recipes. I wish to encourage you to create unbelievable meals for your loved ones each day.

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