The Country Cook: Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
                                                   

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Sometimes my pictures just don't do justice to how amazing a recipe truly is. And that is totally my fault - not the fault of the food! This is one of those dishes. It's really difficult to photograph an all-white dish. I tried to sprinkle a little green parsley on there to give it a bit of color but nevertheless, it still manages to all blend together. But no matter, because once you try this dish, you will be in love. It really is that good!
My husband, who is extremely picky in every sense of the word, said this recipe has to be one of his top favorite recipes ever. So, you'll have to take my word for it when I say that is high praise indeed. My son loved it too. So I feel like I've won a blue ribbon on this. Coming from two picky and hard-to-please people, I'll take it. They are definitely not afraid to tell me if something needs more work back at the drawing board. And that's a good thing. Serve it with a salad and some garlic bread and all will be right with the world (at least for a little while.) 
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups store-bought rotisserie chicken, cubed*
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
2 (15 oz.) jars cheesy alfredo sauce (I like Ragu)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. minced garlic
9-12 lasagna noodles (depending on your slow cooker size)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
dried parsley, optional
*Cook's Note: Shredded mozzarella cheese not pictured. Forgot to throw it in the shot. Oops. Also, be sure to get the "family-size" rotisserie chicken. They are larger and will provide more meat. 

Directions:
First, cut up your rotisserie chicken. You can remove the skin or leave it on - up to you. Set aside.
Next, in a separate bowl combine Italian cheese blend with ricotta cheese. Mixture will be thick.
Finally, in a third bowl, combine both jars of alfredo sauce with water, Italian seasoning and garlic. Whisk until combined.
Now, time to assemble the lasagna layers. I am using the Crock Pot Casserole cooker for this recipe. However, you can do this in a 6-quart oval slow cooker as well. Just break up the lasagna noodles as needed to cover any open spaces.
Spread 1/4 of the alfredo sauce into the bottom the slow cooker.
Arrange 3-4 lasagna noodles on top of the alfredo sauce (break noodles to fit.) It's okay if some of the noodles are slightly layered on top of each other.
Spread 1/3 of the chicken on top of lasagna noodles.
Then spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture on top of the chicken. I just take a spoon and dot it all around. 
Repeat these three same steps two more times (alfredo sauce, noodles, chicken, cheese mixture.) Try to make sure the alfredo sauce covers to the edge of the noodles. This will help the noodles cook properly. Finally, top with shredded mozzarella cheese and dried parsley (optional)
Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours (or until noodles are tender.)*
*Cook's Notes: As you can see in the photo above, I had originally set it for four and half hours. This ended up being too long. It really only took about 3 hours for the lasagna noodles to get tender. Slow cookers are not all the same so my advice is to check your lasagna after 2 1/2 hours then keep an eye on it after that point. This isn't really a set-it and totally forget-it type crock pot meal. 
Enjoy!


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13 comments :

  1. I really need to get one of those crock pots!! This looks delicious and I know it would be a hit here as well!

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    1. It works really well for all kinds of recipes. Stuffed peppers or any kind of casserole. I really do enjoy it!

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  2. Do you use plain lasagna noodles or the ones that are easier to use in dishes like this? Sorry, I can't remember what you call the noodles so I hope you know what I mean! :0)

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    1. It's ok Pam! Are you referring to the oven-ready lasagna noodles? You do not need oven-ready noodles for this. However, if that's all you have, they will be fine. But I just used the regular kind here. :)

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  3. Great idea! I've made regular lasagna in the crock pot but never thought about chicken and alfredo. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It's SO hard to take a pretty picture of something with so much white - ha! But I promise - this is really so, so good!

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  4. I will make this and I ordered that crock pot too!!!

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    1. Ha! I love it! You will really enjoy it! And I hope you love this recipe too!

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  5. Where do you find a square slow cooker?

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  6. Also can you make this in the regular over instead of a crock pot?

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  7. was the noodles you placed in the slow cooker already cooked or do you put them in dry?

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  8. This looks delicious.. The picture is appealing even with the all white background.. Time to order that crack pot. My husband loves chicken alfredo

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  9. This looks so fantastic. My youngest son loves lasagna....and we've never had a white one before-he'll flip! Making this soon. And on another note, that crockpot is amazing..must buy one of those soon too!!!!!

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