the rich and creamy White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Enjoy the rich and creamy White Cheese Chicken Lasagna 🧀🍗, a dish that brings together the best of comfort food in every bite.

Ingredients:
9 lasagna noodles
½ cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
⿡ Preheat Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). This ensures your oven is ready for baking.

⿢ Cook Noodles: In a large pot of boiling, lightly salted water, cook the lasagna noodles for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

⿣ Prepare Sauce: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, cooking until tender. Whisk in the flour until the mixture is lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, milk, and salt, and cook for an additional minute. Stir in 2 cups of mozzarella and ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese until melted. Season with basil, oregano, and black pepper, then remove from heat.

⿤ Assemble Lasagna: Spread one-third of the sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Layer with 3 lasagna noodles, half the ricotta cheese, and half the cooked chicken. Add another layer of 3 noodles, one-third of the sauce mixture, all the spinach, the remaining 2 cups of mozzarella, and ½ cup of Parmesan cheese. Top with the remaining noodles, sauce, parsley, and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.

⿥ Bake: Place the lasagna in the preheated oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

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