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This chicken and broccoli lasagna recipe is packed with flavor and super simple to make. It is layered in a homemade creamy alfredo sauce and uses a rotisserie chicken to add flavor between the lasagna noodles and mozzarella cheese.

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2022)

Have you ever had chicken lasagna? If you haven’t, you must try it. It’s out of this world delicious! It’s an easy chicken and broccoli lasagna recipe to make. You, your family, and your guests are going to love it. It tastes incredible!

It has only nine simple ingredients – five ingredients for the alfredo sauce, and four ingredients for the lasagna layers. I love anything with a chicken mixture, especially chicken broccoli, so this chicken broccoli lasagna is one of my favorites. So good!

A slice of Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna on a plate.

Delicious layers of alfredo sauce, lasagna pasta, chicken, broccoli, and mozzarella cheese all stacked up on top of each other, then baked to perfection for only 45 minutes.

🥦 Chicken Broccoli Lasagna Key Ingredients

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Lasagna Layers

  • 1 rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 8 lasagna noodles (oven-ready)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli (thaw – chopped)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Ingredients for Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna.
Ingredients for chicken and broccoli lasagna.

👨‍🍳 How to Make Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Preheat the Oven

The oven temperature for this recipe is 375 degrees Fahrenheit. You can preheat the oven now, or wait until we are closer to the end of this recipe.

Step 2. Shred the Chicken

Prepare one rotisserie chicken by deboning it into shredded chicken pieces. Then put the shredded chicken in the refrigerator for now until we layer the chicken in the baking dish later.

Tip: I do have to say that a rotisserie chicken from Costco is the best buy. As of this date, a Costco rotisserie chicken is just $4.99 each. What a deal!

It’s already cooked for you, it can be used in so many recipes, for example, Chicken Soup Dumplings, it’s the best tasting, and it’s the best price.

Buying a rotisserie chicken from Costco is the easiest method, not to mention how yummy it tastes with its unique seasonings. Check it out.

A rotisserie chicken is deboned and shredded in a bowl for Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna.
Shred the rotisserie chicken in a bowl.

However, there are different ways to make cooked chicken if you can’t find a rotisserie chicken at your nearby grocery store.

  • Bake a chicken in the oven
  • Boil a chicken on the stove – a whole chicken, or chicken breasts, and if you like dark meat, thighs, cooked on medium-high heat in boiling water
  • Buy a couple of cans of chunk chicken breast
  • Use leftover chicken or turkey from a previous meal
  • And of course, if you have a rotisserie, you can make a rotisserie chicken at home

Step 3. Cut the Broccoli into Bite-Sized Florets

Take 2 cups of frozen broccoli out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes. Then, cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets. You can use fresh broccoli if you prefer. After the broccoli is cut, set it aside for now.

Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets.
Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets.

Step 4. Prepare the Alfredo Sauce

In a large frying pan, add 4 tablespoons of butter together with 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic. Melt the butter and sauté the minced garlic on medium-high heat just until the butter melts. Melting the butter will only take but just a few minutes.

Melt the butter with the minced garlic.
Melt the butter with the minced garlic.

Step 5. Add the Heavy Cream and Pepper to the Melted Butter and Garlic

Pour the 2 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper into the frying pan together with the melted butter and garlic. Stir constantly using a whisk, spoon, or wooden spoon, so the heavy cream doesn’t stick or burn on the frying pan.

Bring the heavy cream mixture to a boil on high heat, then reduce the heat to a slow simmer, stirring constantly.

Add the heavy cream and black pepper to the melted butter and garlic. Stir constantly.
Add the heavy cream and black pepper to the melted butter and garlic.

Step 6. Add the Parmesan Cheese

While continuing to stir, add 3/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese to the heavy cream mixture.

Add grated parmesan cheese to the heavy cream mixture.
Add grated parmesan cheese to the heavy cream mixture.

Step 7. Simmer Until Heavy Cream Thickens

Stir and simmer until the heavy cream has thickened into a creamy alfredo sauce. Do not walk away from this. Stay by the stove and continue to stir the heavy cream. This won’t take too long, about 5 minutes or so. Then turn the burner off. After that, the next few steps are easy peasy to do. The hardest part of this recipe is over. In the next steps below, we are going to do the layers.

Stir and simmer until the heavy cream has thickened into a creamy alfredo sauce.
Stir and simmer until the heavy cream has thickened into a creamy alfredo sauce.

🥘 The Layers for Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna

Step 1. Spread a layer of Alfredo Sauce in the Baking Dish

A quick summary of the layers is – one-third of the alfredo sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, half of the shredded chicken, half of the broccoli, then half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat those layers again, then end with the remaining alfredo sauce on top.

For the first layer, spread 1/3 of the alfredo sauce, with a spoon, evenly in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. There will be 2 more layers of the alfredo sauce a bit later.

Spread a layer of alfredo sauce.
Spread a layer of alfredo sauce.

Step 2. Make a Layer of Lasagna Noodles

The second layer is to place four (out of the 8) oven-ready lasagna in the baking dish on top of the alfredo sauce.

Note: Oven ready means we do not have to boil the lasagna pasta. Just take them out of the package, and place them in the baking dish. Of course, if you prefer to use the lasagna noodles that are cooked in boiling water, you can. If so, cook the lasagna noodles according to the instructions on the back of the package.

Place four lasagna noodles on top of the alfredo sauce.
Place four lasagna noodles on top of the alfredo sauce.

Step 3. Make a Layer of the Shredded Chicken

The third layer is the shredded chicken. Evenly spread half of the shredded chicken on top of the lasagna noodles. There will be one more layer of chicken a bit later.

Add chicken on top of the lasagna noodles.
Add chicken on top of the lasagna noodles.

Step 4. Toss on Some Broccoli

The fourth layer is a row of broccoli florets. Arrange half of the broccoli florets evenly across the top of the chicken. There will be one more layer of broccoli a bit later.

Add broccoli on top the of chicken.
Add broccoli on top the of chicken.

Step 5. Sprinkle on Some Mozzarella Cheese

Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella cheese (1 cup) on top of the broccoli. The other cup of mozzarella cheese will be used a bit later.

Add mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken.
Add mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken.

Step 6. Repeat the Layers

We are now going to repeat all of the layers. We divided the alfredo sauce into thirds earlier. This will be the second layer of alfredo sauce, so there will still be one more layer of the alfredo sauce a bit later.

Add alfredo sauce on top of the mozzarella cheese.
Add alfredo sauce on top of the mozzarella cheese.

Step 7. The Last Layer of Lasagna Noodles

Place the last 4 oven-ready lasagna noodles on top of the alfredo sauce.

Add the last four lasagna noodles.
Add the last four lasagna noodles.

Step 8. Toss on the Last Layer of Chicken and Broccoli

Scatter the last of the shredded chicken and the last of the broccoli over the top of the lasagna noodles.

Put the last of the shredded chicken and the broccoli on top of the lasagna noodles..
Put the last of the shredded chicken and the broccoli on top of the lasagna noodles.

Step 9. Last Layer of Mozzarella Cheese and Alfredo Sauce

Finally, this will be the last layer of remaining mozzarella cheese and alfredo sauce. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken broccoli layer. Then, spoon the remaining alfredo sauce on top of the mozzarella cheese.

The last layer is alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese.
The last layer is alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Step 10. The Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna is Ready for the Oven

Place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the baking dish, sealing it around the edge on all sides of the baking dish.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. After that, remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 15 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned.

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake at three hundred and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit for thirty minutes. Then remove the aluminum foil and bake for another fifteen minutes until the cheese is lightly browned.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

🍲 Ready to Eat Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna

If you love home cooking, love chicken, broccoli, and a delicious tasting alfredo sauce with lasagna noodles, then put them all together in this delicious chicken casserole recipe. You will want to make this recipe over and over again. It’s a real treat at dinner time.

Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna baked in a casserole dish.
Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna baked in a casserole dish.

🙋 FAQs

Can Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make chicken broccoli lasagna ahead of time. You can make it in the morning and bake it later in the day. Or you can bake it the next day. Store it in the refrigerator for no more than 3 days, then eat.

How Long Do You Cook Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna?

This recipe for chicken and broccoli lasagna is cooked in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

A close-up photo of Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna after it is baked in the oven at three hundred and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit.
A close-up photo of Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna after it is baked in the oven.
Can You Freeze Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna?

Yes, you can freeze chicken broccoli lasagna. You can freeze it without baking it first or freeze it after you bake it. However, make sure to cover it and freeze it in a freezer-to-oven safe baking dish. When you are ready to make it for dinner, take it out of the freezer the day before and put it in the refrigerator to thaw.

Uncooked chicken and broccoli lasagna can last about a month in the freezer, and baked chicken and broccoli lasagna can last about 3 months in the freezer, then after that, eat it to maintain the best quality, or discard it.

If there are only a couple of you in your family, you can also cut individual servings and put them into small containers, then freeze them until you are ready to eat.

Close up of chicken broccoli lasagna on a fork.
Close up of chicken broccoli lasagna on a fork.

💡 Final Thoughts for Chicken Broccoli Lasagna

This is a great chicken alfredo lasagna with broccoli recipe to take to a potluck, for example, at weddings, funerals, or a family celebration. Easy to transport if need be. A meal all in one dish! Can’t get any better than that! 😉 Garlic bread, buttered bread, and/or a salad are great side dishes.

A close-up photo of a slice of chicken and broccoli lasagna on a plate.
A close-up photo of a slice of chicken and broccoli lasagna on a plate.

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A close-up photo of a slice of chicken and broccoli lasagna that is ready to serve on a plate.

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Easy Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna

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This chicken and broccoli lasagna recipe is packed with flavor and super simple to make. It is layered in a homemade creamy alfredo sauce and uses a rotisserie chicken to add flavor between the lasagna noodles and mozzarella cheese.
5 from 6 votes
Cost $13
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings 8

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Alfredo Sauce

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • tbsp minced garlic
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Lasagna Layers

  • 1 rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 8 lasagna noodles (oven-ready)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli (thawed – chopped)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Debone the rotisserie chicken into shredded pieces. Then put it in the refrigerator for now.
  • Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets. Set it aside for now.

Alfredo Sauce

  • In a large frying pan, melt the butter with the minced garlic on medium-high heat just until the butter melts.
  • Add the heavy cream and black pepper to the melted butter and garlic. Stir constantly.
  • Bring the heavy cream mixture to a boil on high heat. Then reduce the heat to simmer, stirring constantly.
  • Keep stirring and add the grated parmesan cheese to the heavy cream mixture.
  • Stir and simmer until the heavy cream has thickened into an alfredo sauce. Stay by the stove and continue to stir the alfredo sauce. Then turn the heat off.

Lasagna Layers

  • In a 9 by 13-inch baking dish, spread 1/3 of the alfredo sauce, then 4 of the lasagna noodles, half of the chicken, half of the broccoli, then half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat those layers.
  • Then end with the remaining alfredo sauce.

Bake in the Oven

  • Place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the baking dish. Seal around the edge on all sides of the baking dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 15 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned.

Recipe Notes

  • For this recipe, you can bake chicken, boil chicken, buy canned chunk chicken breast, or even make a rotisserie chicken at home. A rotisserie chicken is the easiest and tastes great.
  • You can make chicken broccoli lasagna ahead of time, in the morning, and bake it later in the day, or bake it the next day. Store it in the refrigerator for no more than 3 days, then bake and eat.
  • You can freeze uncooked chicken broccoli lasagna for about a month.
  • You can freeze baked chicken and broccoli lasagna for about 3 months.
  • If you do freeze chicken and broccoli lasagna, cover it properly in a freezer-to-oven safe baking dish.
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