So, I’ve made this twice in one week because my husband loved it so much!! This is really, right now, our favorite recipe ever!
Let me tell you how I created this… haha! I had been out all day, had no idea what to fix for dinner with the chicken I had thawed. I thought Chicken Spaghetti but I didn’t really feel like red sauce… I wanted comfort food. Sooooo, I thought how about a creamy white sauce and use up my almost wilted spinach as well. DING DING!!! Yep!! Also, my dish washer is broken right now so I NEEDED this recipe to NOT make a huge mess! One bowl, one pot is all it takes!! Well, that is if you have a 6 quart Dutch Oven! Man, if you don’t have one… get one!! My husband has bought me three… on three different Christmas’s. I LOVE MY DUTCH OVENS!!! You can cook on the stove with them and then transfer everything into the oven! It cooks so evenly. My roasts also turn out so lovely in the Dutch Oven! I’ll post a link to one at the bottom of this recipe! But if you don’t have a dutch oven, you will need to put the cooked chicken and sauce into the bottom of an oven safe baking dish… 9X13 is fine!!
Let that cook for a few minutes until it thickens a little. Then turn the heat off. Preheat your over to 350 degrees. Remove the pot from the heat and cover the chicken with baby spinach. I used almost a whole large container.
Now like I said I’ve made this two times. Once with spinach and the next I used frozen Kale. The spinach made the dish more liquidy so I use the word Lasagna very liberally and mainly because it is layered like a lasagna using some what of the same ingredient types. But this recipe is NOT like lasagna in the sense that you can cut it in big squares. It is more scooped out with a big ladle. The second time I made it I used frozen Kale. The Kale was less watery and I LOVED it because I love Kale but my husband prefers Spinach so I will make it with spinach from now on! 🙂 But if you like Kale… USE KALE!!!! But just remember it will not come out like lasagna… use a big spoon and scoop it out. You will want to SLURP the juice… on my goodness its so good.
Now if you are a Trim Healthy Mama this is an S (click Trim Health Mama to go the store -affiliate link). If you are ok with using Dreamfield Pasta (I do on occasion) this would work AMAZING over it. ALSO, you can make this in a crockpot but I would recommend cooking the chicken, onions and garlic first, then put it in the crockpot. Make the sauce then layer as directions say. It should work wonderful!!
Ok here is also a link to a dutch oven (aff): Lodge Color Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Island Spice Red, 6-QuartPrint