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Making Skillet Chicken Lasagna with Genuinely Julie

We are always thrilled to have our favorite food blogger, Genuinely Julie, share a tasty and healthy recipe with us. This month: an easy and delicious Skillet Chicken Lasagna*!

Skillet Chicken Lasagna


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 7 lasagna sheets, broken into 2" pieces, or noodles
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1-2 tbsp. Italian spice blend
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, mushrooms, and spice blend to taste. Sautee for 4 to 5 minutes or until fragrant. Add in ground chicken, salt and pepper. Continue to cook for about 8 minutes.
  • Add baby spinach, cooking for about 2 minutes until wilted. Add broken noodles, pasta sauce, and 1 cup water (plus more if sauce is too thick). Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on medium, stirring frequently for 10 to 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in half of the mozzarella until melted (about 2 minutes). Transfer contents of skillet into a casserole dish, top with remaining mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Garnish with fresh pepper and basil. Place in the oven under broil for about 5 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned.
  • In a hurry? The final step in the oven can be skipped by placing the cheeses on the lasagna within the skillet.

In addition to being delicious, this recipe is also easy to swallow!

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization (IDDSI) initiative provides training tools for clinicians and patients, including those who have difficulty swallowing.

This recipe has ground meat, sauce, and soft noodles. Once cooked, it can be mashed with a fork or separated easily with a chopstick.

According to the IDDSI guidelines, this dish is a IDDSI solid level 6!

*Original recipe adapted from GoodFoodCA.

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International Dysphagia Diet Standardization