Thursday, October 16, 2008

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

While browsing one of my favorite blogs, A Year of Crockpotting, I came upon this recipe. I knew immediately that Hubby would love this, so I copied it. I didn't want a ton of leftovers, so I converted the recipe to an oven bake recipe. Of course Mr.B thought it was too spicy and it was, LOL. It was just above my heat tolerance and that was using half the amount of hot pepper sauce recommended. The sharp creaminess of the blue cheese made this a very delicious dish. I definately will be making this again sometime. The flavors are very close to Buffalo wings with blue cheese.



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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

uncooked traditional lasagna noodles--
4 already cooked chicken breast halves--
jar of prepared pasta sauce--
1 cup buffalo wing sauce--
3 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers--
tub of ricotta cheese (15 oz)--
2 cups shredded cheese (mozzarella and cheddar blend)--
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles--
1/4 cup of water (add at very end)

The Directions.

use at least a 5qt crockpot, or cut back on the amount of ingredients.
In a large glass bowl, combine cooked and chopped chicken breast, the pasta sauce, and 1 cup of buffalo wing sauce. Ladle a big spoonful of the sauce into the bottom of your crockpot. Cover with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. You'll have to break them to get a proper fit. Add a smear of ricotta cheese to the top of the noodles. Add a layer of chopped bell pepper. Sprinkle on a handful of shredded cheese. Repeat layers until you run out of ingredients.
Add the bleu cheese crumbles, if desired. Put the 1/4 cup of water into your empty pasta sauce jar and shake. Pour the liquid over the top of the entire lasagna.
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5. When cooking time is complete, unplug and take off the lid of the crock. Let it sit for 20 minutes before cutting into. Or it will fall apart. Ask me how I know this...

Oven directions: follow same directions as above, using a casserole dish and omitting the 1/4C of water, at the end. Bake in a 375 degree oven, for 1 hr.

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