Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Recipe


I am always looking for healthy dinner ideas.  I like to peruse healthy eating forums and see what folks are cooking.  Well, the other day I saw a post on a Healthy Buffalo Chicken Lasagna recipe (adapted from a post at My Fitness Pal by ThinningDownC).  At first I was skeptical because it contained chickpeas in the recipe!  So, I did what any good cook would do.  I whipped it up and served it to my family.  After my 7 year old son ate two servings and my husband ate THREE servings of the lasagna, I decided to try a piece myself.  Oh. My. Goodness!  It was like a piece of heaven with every bite.  I am not even that big of a Buffalo Chicken fan but this was just amazing!  It was too good to not share it with you all today!

Healthified Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients
15 oz can Chickpeas (drained)
2 cups LowFat Cottage Cheese
1 egg
9 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
16 oz chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
1 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
2 cups Spaghetti Sauce (low calorie one)
1 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook noodles according to directions on the box.

2.  Blend cottage cheese, egg and chickpeas together until it is a smooth consistency.

3.  I used my Ninja (blender) to shred the chicken, it turned out AWESOME this way!  Only a few pulses is recommended, you do not want a chicken paste.  I then added the chicken, spaghetti sauce and wing sauce together and mixed well.

4.  First, I put a small coating of the chicken mixture on the bottom of the lasagna dish, this is to prevent the noodles from sticking.  I than began my layers: 3 noodles, 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture, 1/2 of the chicken mixture, 3 noodles, the remaining cheese mixture, the remaining chicken mixture, 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, 3 noodles and the remaining shredded cheese.

5.  Cover dish with foil and cook for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove foil and cook 15 minutes at 400 degrees (this is to melt cheese well).

6.  Remove from oven and let it cool.  If you try to serve it too hot, the lasagna will be SUPER runny.

Happy Guilt Free Eating!!

21 comments:

  1. I love buffalo chicken! My kids, not so much.

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  2. Hi Amanda! Visiting from one of the fB groups. You're so inspiring to me, congrats on getting yourself healthy!!!:) Great recipe, too!

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  3. This looks so good!! Might try this out next week!!

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  4. This looks good! Might try this later this week!!

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  5. Wohooo! you got the recipe up. I have been watching for it =] can't wait to try it! Looks delicious!

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  6. That looks so good. Definitely will have to try. Pinned to my healthy recipe board. Thanks!

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  7. Love the way you turn good recipes into something healthy

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  8. I love buffalo chicken dip, I'm sure I'd love this too. It looks delicious!

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  9. Wow, what a unique idea! My husband would go crazy over this. Thanks so much for sharing this, will definitely give this a try!

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  10. This is exactly what I needed. I've been craving buffalo chicken but didn't want to make dip or wings again. This sounds delicious.

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  11. Yummy!!! Love when something like this can be healthy too! Pinning!

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  12. Guilt free? The whole grains would make feel like I was dying at this point. LOL Now I must find gluten free lasagna noodles! LOL

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  13. That looks so good, I have not been able to eat anything buffalo in over a year. I love that it is a healthy meal though.

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  14. Sounds great! I need to start eating better ;)

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  15. OMG, I am definitely trying this. I would probably make my own spaghetti sauce just to control salt & sugar content but this sounds delish!!!!

    Thanks for sharing

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  16. I'm a lasagna lover. Neat twist on this recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  17. I don't like buffalo chicken either but I love chickpeas and a good lasagna! never thought of pairing the two!

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  18. This looks delicious! All the flavor or wings without the guild.

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  19. I love buffalo wings and lasagna so I'm sure they will taste amazing together!

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  20. Buffalo sauce in lasagna really seems to appeal to dads more than moms but I will try it.

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