Clean Eating: Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

November 20, 2012

I made a super, delicious chicken and spinach lasagna last night. This is a weight watchers recipe and wasn’t too shabby.

Here are my tips:

– use whole wheat pasta

– less sauce means less sugar

– I used grounded chicken breast

– purchase all nonfat or lowfat cheeses

– 1 sprays cooking spray
– 32 oz Marinara sauce, store-bought
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 medium onions, chopped
– 1 pound uncooked ground chicken breast
– 30 oz fat-free ricotta cheese
– 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
– 9 dry lasagna noodles
– 20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
– 1 ½ cup shredded Kraft Natural Cheese Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella, or other brand (about 12oz)

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large, deep lasagna pan with cooking spray. Measure 2 cups of marinara sauce; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until almost tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add remaining marinara sauce to skillet and stir until well combined; set aside. Mix together ricotta cheese, egg whites, garlic powder and Italian seasoning in a large bowl until well combined.To assemble lasagna, place 2 cups of reserved marinara sauce on bottom of dish. Layer with 3 noodles, 1/3 of ricotta mixture, 1/3 of spinach, 1/3 of mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of chicken-sauce mixture; repeat layers ending with chicken-sauce mixture. (Make sure to spread ingredients to edge of noodles.) Cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake lasagna for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake until cheese is melted and edges are bubbly, about 20 minutes more. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing into 8 equally sized pieces.

Makes 8 servings
Each serving = 8 Weight Watchers Points

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  • Reply Jessica February 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    it looks really yummy, I´m gonna try to do it!

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      Awesome – currently I am posting the book chapters for free weekly on my website and facebook page. I plan on selling it in the future, but for now, it’s all for free 🙂

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