Today’s recipe is sponsored by my clumsiness. I’m a terribly uncoordinated person. I prematurely turn around corners and frequently catch my little toe on the edge of doorways. I drop things, I spill, I trip over my own feet. I miss my mouth when I drink and often pour beverages down my chin. Motor skills are clearly not my strength.
So, yesterday, it was no big surprise when I knocked an unopened bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce off of my food shelves as I was rummaging for something else. The bottle of tasty hot sauce crashed to the floor. Miraculously, the glass remained intact and most of the sauce remained in the bottle. But, the crash had shattered the cap, rendering it completely unusable.
As I held the now permanently-open bottle of hot sauce in my hands, I quickly reworked my dinner plan. Last night was supposed to be braised short ribs. It would now be something containing Frank’s Red Hot; my favorite sauce for Buffalo chicken wings. I contemplated a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich or Buffalo Chicken Pizza, but I’ve made those recently. We’ve also already made Chicken Wing Dip and I had no interest in frying wings last night. What other variation on Buffalo chicken could I create? That’s when the idea of a Buffalo Chicken Lasagna popped into my head.
I waited to begin drafting this post until after my husband had a chance to taste my new twist on chicken wings and lasagna. He is my reliable, brutally honest, taste tester. He’s got no problem with telling me when a dish is a flop. I appreciate that about him. I held my breath as he brought the fork to his mouth. A moment later, he exclaimed, This is really good! Clearly, even he was surprised my how much he liked the dish.
And so, with hubby’s seal of approval, I present to you, yet another way to satisfy your Buffalo chicken wing cravings…
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups blue cheese dressing*
- 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or other hot sauce)
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/2 package no-boil lasagna noodles
*I recommend Marie’s Super Bleu Cheese Dressing.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine blue cheesing dressing and hot sauce in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, egg, and pinch of salt. Set aside. Combine the chopped chicken and celery in another bowl. To compose the lasagna, coat the bottom of a small baking dish* with a thin layer of the dressing/hot sauce mixture. Place two lasagna noodles side by side over the sauce. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta/egg mixture over the noodles. Scatter 1/3 of the chicken and celery over the ricotta. Drizzle 1/4 of the blue cheese/hot sauce mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Top with 2 more lasagna noodles. Repeat the layering process until you’ve used all of the chicken, celery, and ricotta. Top the final lasagna noodles with the remaining sauce and cheese. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for 10 additional minutes to allow the cheese to brown. (Or stick the uncovered pan under the broiler for a couple minutes. Watch closely to avoid burning.) Cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
*This recipe is perfect for a small (9×7) baking dish. Double the recipe for a 13×9 baking dish.
This sounds really good, we will definitly give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
I am so glad you were clumsy and had to create this tasty sounding dish!!! Do you think it would work with Ranch instead of Blue Cheese dressing? We’re not big fans of Blue Cheese…
Sure…I think it should work well with ranch dressing. Let me know how it comes out if you try it!
I don’t like blue cheese either…I use a cream cheese, egg, milk mixture in regular lasagna…would that work? or not enough flavor? Sour cream?
Hi there! Do you like ranch dressing? I know that other people have had good success with substituting ranch dressing for the blue cheese!
Once again, great pictures. The first picture of the slice of finished lasagna has nice lighting.
This looks sinful, but of course beyond tasty. It reminds me of the “crack dip” but with lasagna noodles to break it up a bit. I definitely plan on giving this a try.
Your pics are great and the recipe sounds delicious!
Well, I am most grateful for your clumsiness as it has resulted in a oh so yummy dish although I am with Dana about the blue cheese. Will let you know what I replace it with when I make it.
Accident in the kitchen sometimes turn to be something really yummy 🙂 Your lasagna sounds amazing 🙂
Very interesting recipe and a great use for the hot sauce. 😉 I’m just a clumsy. My favorite saying….momma didn’t name me grace for a reason.
oooo I bet that is really good! Very creative by the way
Made this last night!! Awesome!
Glad you enjoyed it!
This is beyond yummy. I made it for a few friends earlier this week, one of whom called it “ridiculous” (as in “ridiculously good”). My fiance made it again the next day to contribute to a potluck at work. Needless to say, we’ve forwarded the recipe on to several of his coworkers!
Looking forward to trying this!!!!
Made this tonight, and it was very good. Too spicy for the little ones, but I really liked how the ricotta and lasagna noodles tasted with the rest of the flavors.
made this today……………………..very good & simple it was a hit! TY
So happy it was enjoyed! I’m going to be craving it now that you’ve reminded me of it!