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Chicken Lasagne

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Ingredients
  Chicken breasts 3 Pound, split
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mushrooms 1 Pound, sliced
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tarragon leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Half and half 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Light Cream)
  All purpose pasta/16 packaged lasagne noodles 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Boiling salted water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Use As Required)
  Cheese 3⁄4 Pound, shredded (Swiss Or Gruyere)
Directions

Place chicken in a 4-quart pan, add water, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until chicken is tender (about 20 minutes).
Strain broth and reserve.
When chicken is cool enough to handle, discard skin and bones and shred chicken.
You should have about 5 cups cooked meat.
In a wide frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter.
Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until mushrooms are limp.
Add wine and tarragon, reduce heat to medium, and cook until most of the pan juices have evaporated; set aside.
In a 2-quart pan over medium heat, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter.
Blend in flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook, stirring, until bubbly.
Remove pan from heat and gradually stir in half-and-half and 2 cups of the reserved chicken broth.
Save remaining broth for other uses.
Return pan to heat and cook, stirring, until smooth and thickened.
Stir mushrooms into sauce.
Cut fresh pasta into wide strips (about 12 inches long) for lasagne.
You'll need 12 to 16 pieces.
Cook noodles in a large kettle of boiling salted water until al dente (2 to 3 minutes for fresh noodles, or follow package directions).
Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.
Spread a thin layer of sauce over the bottom.
Arrange 1/3 of noodles in an even layer over sauce.
Spread 1/3 of chicken over noodles, top with 1/3 of sauce, then cover with 1/3 of cheese.
Repeat this layering two more times, ending with a cheese layer.
If made ahead, cover and refrigerate.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven until hot and bubbly (40 to 50 minutes).
Cut into squares to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Noodle
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes

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