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BBQ Chicken Lasagna

BBQ Chicken Lasagna

BBQ Chicken Lasagna at Dish Up Delish

So I have to be honest, I am quite tired of having sick kiddos. We have lived in Idaho for 4 weeks now and my kids have been sick 3 different times. If you do that math, that’s being sick almost every week. Not only do I feel bad for my babies in seeing them miserable, I’m tired, worn out, exhausted, and ready to get out of the house and play with some friends. I think we may have to do some major cleaning today to try and disinfect their rooms so these germs don’t keep going around and around.
 
Despite my kids being sick and my brain overloaded with helping my husband start his business, I’ve managed to keep myself sane by cooking up some new, and old, favorites. One of my favorite dishes is Lasagna. I love how many different variations there can be with Lasagna! I also really love BBQ sauce, so one day I thought, why not BBQ Chicken Lasagna? The result was just as I expected, delicious. It feels like a taste of Summer with the comfort of Winter.
 
BBQ Chicken Lasagna
 
For the bones of this recipe, I use a very simple and easy Lasagna recipe I grew up on. It’s quick to throw together and turns out great every time. All I changed was the sauce. I tossed in some BBQ sauce and used some shredded chicken instead of ground beef or sausage. If you like a stronger BBQ flavor, use more BBQ sauce and less marinara sauce. If you prefer only a hint of BBQ, use more marinara. I’m also not really great at measuring the mozzarella cheese as I’m sprinkling it on, so just add as much cheese as you think would be good. Serve with some yummy bread and a green salad. Enjoy!
 
BBQ Chicken Lasagna Dish Up Delish
 

BBQ Chicken Lasagna
 
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Traditional Lasagna with a twist, using BBQ sauce and Chicken to create a Summertime meal that is perfect for the Winter.
Karissa Dodds:
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups marinara or spaghetti sauce of your choice
  • 1½-2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
Instructions
  1. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions (usually boil for about 10 minutes)
  2. While the noodles are cooking, combine the marinara sauce and BBQ sauce. Start with 11/2 cups BBQ sauce and add more as desired (taste as you go!) Set aside.
  3. Combine the cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley, and oregano in a small bowl. Add a shake of salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan with a thin layer of sauce. Top with 3 noodles, side by side, the length of the pan. Spoon on ⅓ of the chicken, ⅓ of the sauce, ⅓ of the cottage cheese mixture, and a ⅓ of the mozzarella. Repeat two more times with the remaining noodles and ingredients.
  5. Top the last layer with a generous amount of cheese and sprinkle some extra parmesan on top if desired.
  6. Bake in a preheated over at 350 degrees, uncovered, for about 35-45 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is golden.

 



5 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Lasagna”

  • I saw this on foodgawker and it totally caught my eye because my wife is OBSESSED with all things involving bbq sauce. I think she would go nuts over this…. totally need to try it! Thanks for helping me score points with the wife 🙂

  • K. This looks GOOD! Gonna have to try it. You are doing an amazing job with this blog, I might add.

    And, for the record, ever since having kids, January has ALWAYS been our sick month. Without fail, the kids always get sick in January! I don’t know if it is just the let-down after all the excitement, sugar, etc from Christmas and New Years and 2 Birthdays, but whatever the reason, we can pretty much count on it! Poor Aspen has been sick on her Bday which is on the 25th for more times than I like to count.

    We really want to get up to Idaho to visit & see you guys sometime. And meet little K! And I know that Tysen will love playing with B. So… one of these days we are gonna have to get up there. When all of our kids are well, that is!!

    • Thank you!!! That makes sense about kids getting sick in January. Our boys have been sick three times in the last four weeks. It’s been really frustrating. We would love to see you guys!!!

  • This was delicious. I cut up and partially cooked the chicken (4 medium-sized breasts) the day before and marinated in BBQ sauce overnight so it could really pick up the BBQ flavor. I also put in a small can of sliced mushrooms and about 1/3 of a green pepper. Also, before topping the last layer with cheese, I put on a thin layer of BBQ sauce.

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