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Lasanha de frango

Lasanha de Frango

This easy lasanha de frango recipe is the ultimate meal. Serve this chicken lasagna Brazilian style with salad and Brazilian rice for a dish the entire family will love.
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Keyword: lasanha de frango, chicken lasagna, brazilian chicken lasagna, lasanha de frango Brasileira
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 327kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cooked and shredded
  • 9 oz lasagna noodles oven ready
  • 2 cups chicken broth reserved from cooking the chicken
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 bell pepper chopped and diced
  • 1/2 onion chopped and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tbsp salt divide between chicken and sauce
  • 3 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp black pepper divide between chicken and sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley a little more for garnishing
  • 3 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated


  • First, start by seasoning the chicken with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
  • Next, cook the chicken breasts until they can be easily shredded with 2 forks. You may pressure cook, boil or use canned chicken if you’d like.
  • Once the chicken breasts are finished cooking, use 2 forks to shred them.
  • Reserve 2 cups of chicken broth from the chicken you cooked. Or if using canned chicken, you may use store bought chicken broth.
  • Chop and dice the bell pepper and onion. Finely mince the garlic cloves.
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Saute the chopped pepper and onion until the onions are translucent in color.
  • Add the minced garlic cloves and saute for about 15 more seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the shredded chicken and saute for about 3 minutes.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and chicken broth into the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Add oregano, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Stir occasionally.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • It’s time to assemble the chicken lasagna. Add sauce and chicken to the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Add one layer of lasagna noodles.
  • Top the lasagna noodles with sauce and chicken. Then top with mozzarella cheese. Repeat these layers until the baking dish is full.
  • Pour the heavy cream around the lasagna. It’s ok if some of the heavy cream is on top of the lasagna.
  • Top with more mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake covered at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Uncover and broil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally, top with fresh parsley if desired and enjoy!


  • I used oven ready noodles for this recipe. However, you can substitute for regular lasagna noodles, just make sure to cook them according to the package instructions. Reduce the baking time to 25-30 minutes if using regular lasagna noodles.
  • The heavy cream is optional but I love the creaminess it adds to the lasanha de frango.
  • Spray the aluminum foil with non stick cooking spray before covering the chicken lasagna so that it doesn’t stick to the cheese when baking.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1273mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 1mg