Gluten free White Chicken Lasagna

Ok, I was going to tell you about the other wonderful gluten free restaurants I visited while in PA, but first I have to share this DELICIOUS gluten free white chicken lasagna we made the other night.  Seriously, you’re going to want to make this ASAP!

Gluten free White Cheesy Chicken Lasagna

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Ingredients

  • 1box of GF lasagna noodles
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • onion powder (or onion salt and skip salt below)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups GF chicken broth (I prefer Trader Joe’s free range gluten free chicken broth if I don’t have homemade)
  • 1-½ cup milk (we used Silk Pure Almond milk as a low lactose option with no issues)
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (divided into 2x 2 cup portions)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (divided into 2x 1/2 cup portions)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 TBSP fresh)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese or cottage cheese (ensure GF–watch out for modified food starch)
  • 2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
  • 10 oz. bag of frozen peas, defrosted

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Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water according to package directions, then rinse with cold water.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the garlic.
Stir in GF flour or cornstarch, herbs, and salt; simmer until bubbly.
Mix in the broth and milk, and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Stir in 2 cups of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan.
Remove from heat and set aside, stir in peas now.
 
Spread 1/3 of the sauce mixture on the bottom of the 9×13 inch baking dish.
Then layer with 1/3 of the noodles
Then add the ricotta and cooked chicken, remaining 2 cups of mozzarella and 1/2 cup of parmesan to the sauce mixture and alternate cheesy-sauce mixture and noodles, ending with the sauce mixture on top. Top with additional mozzarella cheese, if desired.
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Bake for about 35 minutes.
It’s better the longer you can let it stand before cutting pieces!  Makes wonderful leftovers, reheats well (even in microwaves).
 
Serve with a side of gluten free bread toasted, with butter and garlic salt (or minced garlic)!
 
Let me know if you love it as much as we do.
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