Chicken Lasagne with Fresh Basil

Time 55 min
Difficulty Easy
Serves 4


Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 450g Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • a handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 50g butter
  • 1 heaped Tbsp flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large sheets fresh lasagne
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 190˚C.

2. To prepare the chicken filling, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes over medium-high heat, breaking up the mince with a fork as it cooks. Add the basil and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened. Season to taste.

3. To make the white sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the
flour and cook over medium heat, stirring, until blended. Add the bay leaf
and wine and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add
the milk, stirring constantly. Continue stirring over medium heat until the
sauce boils and thickens.

4. To assemble the lasagne, lightly grease a 20 x 15 cm (or thereabouts)
rectangular ovenproof dish. Add a spoonful of the chicken mince sauce
and spread in a thin layer to just cover the bottom of the dish. Add a sheet
of lasagne and top this with one-third of the mince followed by one-third
of the white sauce. Repeat twice, ending with a layer of white sauce. Top
with Parmesan.

5. Bake for 35–40 minutes until the lasagne is golden brown and bubbling.
Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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