Friday, March 1, 2013

Chicken & Leek Lasagne

This is an easy, delicious, low-calorie lasagne that is perfect to pack full of veges!  I've adapted it from a Women's Weekly recipe - instead of the usual fatty, creamy sauce, this lasagne uses one made with chicken stock.  It's easy and flavoursome, freezes well, and will be a hit with the whole family!

Thanks again to Charlie's Fruit Market for inspiring healthy, tasty, family meals!

Ingredients (serves 6, 300 calories)
50g butter
1 leek, sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 head broccoli, chopped finely
1/4 cup plain flour
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cups chicken stock, warmed
300g barbecue chicken, chopped
4 fresh lasagne sheets
100g cheese, grated

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add leek and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.  Add broccoli and cook for another few minutes, until soft.

Add flour and cook for a minute, then stir through mustard, followed by stock.  Bring to the boil while stirring until sauce has thickened.

Reserve two thirds of leek mixture.  Stir the chicken through the remaining mixture.

Grease a lasagne dish.  Line with 1.5 lasagne sheets, trimming to fit.  Top with 1/2 of the chicken mixture.  Top with another 1.5 sheets.  Spread remaining chicken mixture over.  Top with final lasagne sheet, then put remaining leek sauce on top.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes, covered.  Cook for another 20 minutes uncovered.  Serve.

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