Skillet Cajun Chicken Lasagna

Skillet Cajun Chicken Lasagna

What's something you never knew you always wanted? For us, it's this cajun chicken lasagna. Creamy (dreamy) cajun sauce, lasagna noodles, cajun chicken and cheese all come together to make a comfort skillet meal that we're sure you'll be making more than once. 

The Ingredients

  • 1 lb lasagna noodles
  • 2-3 chicken breasts (about 2.5 cups after shredded)
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • Fresh mozzarella for the top layer (optional)
  • ½ medium sized onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup of mozzarella, shredded
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ½ tbsp cajun seasoning, adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half horizontally depending on thickness for even cooking. Coat chicken breasts in cajun seasoning.
  3. Add about 1 tbsp of oil to your Stargazer 12-inch cast iron skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add chicken breasts.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, boil a large pot of salted water. Cook lasagna noodles according to box instructions. When finished, lay the cooked noodles flat on a pan or plate to prevent sticking and make layering easier later.
  5. When the chicken is done cooking, set aside and let it cool. Once cooled, shred the chicken.
  6. After removing chicken from the skillet, melt 2 tbsp of butter.
  7. Add the peppers and onion, cook until lightly browned and tender.
  8. Add milk, cream cheese and mozzarella and stir with a whisk. Keep heat on medium low to prevent burning. Cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Once thick, whisk in seasonings and pour the sauce into a large bowl.
  10. Place the first 4 noodles into the skillet. From there add sauce, then chicken, and then cheese. Use about ⅓ cup of cheese per layer. Repeat this twice. You should have 3 noodle layers and 2 sauce/chicken/cheese layers ending with noodles.
  11. On top of the last noodle layer, add any remaining sauce and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. If you add the fresh mozzarella, broil for 5 minutes, or until brown, after baking.
  12. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Serves: 4-6


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