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A slice of chicken lasagna on a white plate
Leftover Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Leftover Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna in a cheesy and creamy bechamel sauce, a delicious and easy dinner that takes comfort food to the very next level. If you like the classic spinach and artichoke dip, you will love this chicken lasagna with a twist. Perfect layers of no-boil lasagna sheets, creamy chicken filling and then baked to perfection until bubbly hot. My kind of dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: leftover chicken recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
For the bechamel sauce
  • 30 g butter (about 2 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups full-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
For the filling
  • 1 cup leftover chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup canned artichokes, chopped
To assemble
  • 12 sheets lasagna
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a pan set over a medium heat, add the flour, and whisk well.

  2. Pour over the milk, and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens.

  3. Add the grated cheese, dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and mix well, then remove from the heat.

  4. Divide the sauce, so that 3 quarters of it can go towards the filling, and the rest for assembling the lasagna.

  5. Add the chicken, artichokes and spinach, making sure you squeeze the spinach well, so it's not watery.

  6. Brush the dish with a thin layer of white sauce, arrange one layer of lasagna sheets (see photo no 2), then spread half of the filling over.

  7. Arrange another layer of lasagna sheets, again filling, and top with other sheets.

  8. Spread the remaining white sauce all over the top lasagna sheets, and cover with grated cheese.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahreneheit) for about 20 minutes, or until the top is golden and the lasagna is bubbling hot.