Slow Cooker Chicken Lasagna

 
This is a winner meal in my house!
Prep time: 15 mins   Cooking Time: 5 1/2 hrs   Servings: 6
Ingredients
  •  Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 lb  Fresh Chicken Tenderloins ( cut up into pieces)
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce with Basil, Garlic and Oregano (no salt-added)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained (no salt-added)
  • 1 container (8 oz each) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 pkg (8 oz each) fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pkg (6 oz each) baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
Directions
  1. Spray the inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Stir together tomato sauce and un-drained tomatoes in medium bowl; set aside. Combine ricotta, salt and pepper in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Spread 3/4 cup tomato mixture over bottom of slow cooker. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over tomato mixture, breaking noodles to fit. Top with 3/4 cup tomato mixture, mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.  Add cup up chicken tenderloins then top with 3/4 cup tomato mixture and 3 remaining lasagna noodles, breaking to fit. Spoon remaining tomato mixture over noodles.
  3. Cover; cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Cook’s Tips

All the ingredients will fill the slow cooker to the top, however, as the lasagna cooks, the fresh chicken and vegetables shrink down.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 290 per 8 oz serving.  

Heart Facts:

Chicken:  High in Protein

If you’re looking for a great source of lean, low fat protein, Chicken is the word. The protein in chicken lends itself to muscle growth and development, and helps support a healthy body weight and helps in weight loss.

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