Today’s chicken lasagna recipe offers a comforting creamy dish with beautifully light flavors and not at all greasy. Put together layers of savory ground chicken, fresh spinach, luscious milk sauce, and melted cheese, then bake, serve, and enjoy.
Is Our Recipe Healthy?
Yes, our chicken lasagna makes a nutritious meal.
First of all, our dish is packed with protein, with each serving providing an impressive 43.6 grams, up to 87% of the daily recommended intake, thanks to the chicken.
We opt for skinless boneless chicken breast to give it a healthier eating profile. This cut of meat is an excellent source of high-quality protein, offering many benefits for the body.
On top of that, the addition of spinach boosts up the amounts of insoluble fiber, vitamins and minerals in our dish.
Last but not least, we have carefully moderated the ingredients so that the nutrition values of our dish follow the 2020 – 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Specifically, one serving of our chicken lasagna yields less than 500 calories, around 7.5 grams saturated fats, and less than 600 mg sodium.
Our chicken lasagna is deliciously layered with white sauce, spinach, chicken, pasta, and cheese. Let’s take a look!
Chicken: For this recipe, we use skinless boneless chicken breasts for a light taste and a lean profile, as there are other dairy products included in the recipe.
Pasta: We opt for flat lasagna sheets to make the pasta base of our dish.
White Sauce: For the white sauce, we simply cook together these 5 ingredients: olive oil, garlic, flour, milk, and salt. It’s extra easy, but totally tasty.
Spinach: Fresh spinach adds a mildly sweet and grassy flavor to our lasagna, balancing out the creamy and savory taste of the dairy ingredients and the chicken.
Cheese: How can we miss out on cheese when it comes to lasagna? A generous sprinkling of mozzarella cheese on top simply works magic for any lasagna recipe.
Can You Prepare for Making Ahead?
Yes, you can.
Simply put together chicken lasagna in an oven-safe dish/tray, then tightly cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. This way, your lasagna can stay good in the freezer for up to a month.
Before baking, lasagna should be defrosted for 24 hours in the fridge for the best taste and texture.
Remove the current plastic wrap and foil, and cover the dish with new foil before you place it in the oven to cook to prevent it from drying out.
How to Store and Reheat the Leftovers
Leftover lasagna should be kept well-covered in the fridge and eaten within 2 days for the best quality. To reheat, simply put it in a microwave or oven. Remember to have it wrapped in aluminum foil to lock in the moisture.
Even though it can be frozen, we do not recommend freezing baked lasagna since its taste and texture won’t be as good as before.
What to Serve With
For a well-rounded meal, check out these refreshing salad dishes to pair with our ground chicken spaghetti:
It’s a homemade classic with tender chicken, earthy bok choy, and soft egg noodles—all immersed in a deeply savory sauce. Everything comes together in just half an hour, possessing that iconic warmth and coziness of Chinese dishes.
To give our star ingredients an eye-catching golden-brown color, we pan-sear chicken breast chunks and shrimp with olive oil and paprika. When the toppings are ready, we combine them with al dente spaghetti and creamy white sauce in a single pan.
Remove the stem of the spinach and rinse the leaves through clean water.
Peel and mince the garlic: Cut to remove the root part of each garlic clove and mash them down with a knife to remove the peel with ease. Mince the peeled cloves.
Finely chop the parsley.
Season the chicken: Place 18 oz skinless boneless chicken breast on a parchment-lined sheet. Add 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning and rub with the meat to coat evenly.
Bake the seasoned chicken: Place in a preheated oven and bake at 425 °F for 15 minutes.
Boil the spinach: While waiting for the chicken to bake, boil the spinach for 2 minutes and drain.
Soak and squeeze the spinach: Soak the spinach in a bowl of cold water for 2 minutes, then use your hands to squeeze out the liquid.
Slice the boiled spinach: On a cutting board, finely slice the spinach.
Saute the garlic in olive oil: In a skillet over medium heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp garlic. Stir well for 30 seconds.
Add the flour: Add 3 tbsp all-purpose flour and stir for 30 seconds.
Add the milk and salt: Add 2 1/2 cups milk and 1/2 tsp salt. Turn the heat to low and stir for 5 minutes until thickens.
Make shredded chicken: Take the chicken out of the oven and use two forks to pull it apart.
Assemble the ingredients in a baking dish: For the first layer, spread out 1/4 of the white sauce at the bottom, then 1/4 of the spinach, followed by 1/4 of the chicken, and 2 lasagna sheets on top. Repeat the layers 2 more times. Then, for the fourth layer, add the remaining white sauce, then spinach, then chicken, and top with 3 oz mozzarella cheese.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
Bake the chicken lasagna: Place the baking dish in a preheated oven and bake at 375 °F for 40 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Sprinkle with 2 tbsp parsley and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Enjoy.
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 485Calories from Fat 190
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.1g
Vitamin A 3252IU
Vitamin C 11.8mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
A creative twist on the classic dish, this recipe looks like a comforting and cheesy dream come true.