Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chicken And Meatloaf Lasagna

Filipinos has a way of appreciating pasta. Oftentimes we mix and match the sauces and we make our very own version. This is a family's favorite that I use to make some years ago when my children were little. The idea is to make by batches and then divide into microwaveable containers. As I was busy working, I have to ready our meals ahead of time. Oh those were the days, my children are both big now, Shawn is 22 and Shannen is 17. I still do cook ahead of time..yes.. until now...LOL! They  still  prefer their food home cooked  by their MOM. I don't mind, as long as can manage, I will gladly do it.

Ingredients: 
1 pack 250 grams pre-cooked small Lasagna
1/2 kg cooked chicken breast shredded
1 can of Ma Ling/Spam chopped or grated  ( I prefer Ma Ling )
1 small can of chicken liver pate or Reno Liver Spread (optional)
1 medium onion chopped 
2 cloves garlic chopped 
1/4 cup butter 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp pepper 
1/2 tsp sugar 
combination of 1 cup grated mozzarella and 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top when about to eat

For Bechamel Sauce 
1/2  cup butter 
8 tbsp of flour 
3 cups of evaporated milk 
4 1/2 cups chicken broth 
1 tsp nutmeg 
1 tsp ground white pepper 
1/2 to 1 tsp salt 
1 tsp sugar
Directions: . 
In a saucepan, melt butter. Add flour, stir until the flour mix with butter.
Immediately add evaporated milk, stir until the lumps dissolved.
Then add the chicken broth. Put salt, pepper, nutmeg and sugar.
Stir the mixture until it reaches your desired consistency. Set aside.

Proceed to the filling. 
In a saucepan, melt butter. Sauté garlic, then onion.
Add the chicken breast. Stir and cooked for 5 minutes
Add Ma Ling and chicken liver pate. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.
Put 1 1/2 cups of bechamel sauce into the chicken mixture. Mix properly and set aside.

Pasta/Assembly:
Cook the pasta according to package direction. Prepare the baking dish.
Put bechamel sauce, just enough to wet the baking dish.
Layer the pasta, followed by the mixture, bechamel sauce and cheese.
Repeat the process until done.  Lavish with bechamel sauce and cheese on the top.
Cover it loosely with foil and bake it for 35 to 40 minutes 350 degrees or 180 
The remaining 5 to 7 minutes, remove the foil cover and continue to bake. 
You can actually divide it into servings, put individually in a microwable plastic and store in the fridge. this will last for 3 to 5 days.
The simplest Lasagna I know that every time I make,its always comforting and delicious,it has shredded chicken breast,chopped meatloaf and a lavish of delicious Bechamel sauce..of course don't forget the cheese.
Above is the photo of Ma Ling and the next is Spam. You might wonder what is Ma Ling.. its a brand of meatloaf which is popular when I was in college and even now. I prefer to use Ma Ling in this recipe, otherwise Spam is a next option

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8 comments:

  1. This is a different take on the Italian lasagna and this version sounds really good!

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    1. This lasagna is wonderful and very easy to make. Have a great week Julie

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  2. You have the most interesting recipes . So glad you share . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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    1. Thank you cindy. I am glad you like it. this is very simple yet very delicious.

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  3. I would have never thought about putting those things together. Wow. I'm wondering what it tastes like.

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  4. Thank you for sharing at You're The Star Blog Hop,
    Have great weekend,
    Kippi

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  5. Never heard of Ma Ling before, but will have to look into it. This sounds like a great alternative lasagna recipe, and a great combination of flavors. Glad you have shared this with Fiesta Friday, and do continue to have a great weekend!

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  6. I bet this version tastes so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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