Friday, October 3, 2014

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Lasagna


So, this recipe is kind of weird…good…but weird. I know that's not exactly what you're looking for when reading reviews about a recipe, but I don't know how else to describe it.  I like buffalo sauce just like any other person, but I don't know if it should be used in lasagna. J on the other hand is OBSESSED with this dish;  he also LOVES buffalo sauce.  If you're a lover of all things buffalo, this recipe is for you.  If you think it's good with wings but don't think it's the greatest thing ever, then make at your own risk. On the bright side, it's a Weight Watchers friendly recipe…surprising right?!?!  The other weird thing was the chicken was cubed. I think if it was shredded it would have blended a bit better. One more warning, depending on the buffalo sauce you use, it has a pretty good kick. I'm such a chicken, but I think I handled it pretty well. Thank you to Recipe-Diaries for the recipe! 






Serves: 8
Cook Time according to me: 1 hour 45 mins
How difficult was this for me? Not too bad!






9 whole wheat noodles
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded
3 cups spaghetti sauce, cheese blends are best
1 cup Texas Pete Buffalo-style Wing sauce
1.5 cups water
15 oz nonfat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles or pepper jack cheese






Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil & place chicken breasts for 8-10 mins until fully cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bow, combine ricotta cheese & egg substitute.


In a different mixing bowl, combine water, spaghetti sauce & wing sauce.

When the chicken is done, shred it (ignore my cubes) & mix it into the spaghetti sauce mix.


Spread approx. one cup of the sauce/chicken mix across the bottom of the pan.



The original directions say to lay 4 noodles over the sauce. 4 noodles wouldn't fit, so I got creative.


Spread a layer of sauce over the noodles. Then spread a layer of the ricotta mix over the sauce. It is a tad difficult, do your best…you won't really notice when eating if it isn't completely even.


Add another layer of noodles & repeat the process until you end with a layer of just sauce & chicken mix. 

Cover with aluminum foil & bake for 1 hour.

Remove from oven, sprinkle cheese on top & bake uncovered for an additional 15 mins.



Remove from heat & let dish sit for about 10 mins. 

Serve & Enjoy!