Broccoli & Chicken Lasagne

Recipe idea
Broccoli and Chicken Lasagne
From ‘5 a day fruit and vegetable cookbook’

500g broccoli, broken into florets
500g chicken breasts, skinned and boned
1tbsp sunflower oil
25g butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
500ml passata/creamed sieved tomatoes
½ tsp thyme
½  tsp oregano
about 12 sheets lasagna (precooked)
275g fromage frais
75g parmesan cheese, grated
225g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
salt/black pepper – fresh ground

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and then butter a large shallow ovenproof dish. Steam the broccoli until nearly tender. Strain and set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken into thin strips. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan and fry the chicken for a few minutes until lightly browned. Then transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes until the onion has softened and is lightly golden brown. Stir in the passata, thyme, oregano and seasoning, and cook for about 3-4 minutes over a moderate heat until the sauce is slightly thickened, stirring regularly.
  4. Spoon half the tomato sauce into the prepared dish. Add a layer of lasagne and then half the chicken and half the broccoli, Dot with half the fromage frais and sprinkle with half the Parmesan cheese. Put another layer of lasagne on top and spoon over the remaining tomato sauce, chicken, broccoli and fromage frais. End with a layer of lasagne.
  5. Arrange the mozzarella cheese slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden.

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