Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

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I’ll say this up front, mine did not come out anywhere near as pretty as the original blogger’s did, but I have never claimed to be a food photographer. More to the point, I can’t present food to be photogenic, but it tastes delicious!

This recipe calls for:
•1 tbsp olive oil
•1 tbsp butter
•1/4 cup diced onion (I left this out because Arthur doesn’t do onions)
•1 clove minced garlic (I used 1 tbsp of my homemade minced garlic)
•8oz cream cheese, softened
•1 cup buffalo wing sauce
•Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste (I didn’t need any)
•2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I cooked some boneless, skinless chicken beasts and ripped them apart)
•1/2 cup ranch dressing
•8oz shredded mozzarella cheese
•lasagna noodles (I used the Great Value oven – ready ones, just soaked them in hot water to soften them a bit)

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Start by melting your butter together with the olive oil. Once the butter is all melted is when you would add your onions if you are using them. Garlic in the pot next. Sorry the picture is dark!

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Put your cream cheese in the pot. Original blogger said to cut the cream cheese into cubes, but I’m lazy, so I just stirred it in. Once it’s all liquid, add your buffalo sauce. This is where you would add the additional hot sauce if you so desire.

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Smear a little of your buffalo mixture on the bottom of your casserole dish, then lay your lasagna noodles on the sauce.

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Add your shredded chicken to the remaining sauce and mix it all up.

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Put half of your chicken mixture on top of your base noodles, then half of your ranch. I just spread some, not measuring, in my usual estimating manner. Place another layer of noodles, then repeat with the chicken mixture and ranch.

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After using the last of your chicken mixture and ranch, put a final layer of noodles on top, then layer with your mozzarella.

Place in your 350° oven for 25-35 minutes. I only did 20 minutes. The cheese had melted perfectly, I knew the chicken was already cooked, so I figured that would be good. It was delicious! Arthur devoured his, he’s a big fan of spicy food, Tony inhaled his, I think he was just really hungry, I loved it too. Chiara was the only one who didn’t eat it, but she’s not a big fan of spicy food.

Definitely check out the original site, as they feature much better pictures, and be sure to try this recipe, it’s delicious!

Happy dining all!

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