It’s a wonderful day, and it’s about to get even better! I am on a mission, and I think I will call it, mission hot wings.
I have this unwavering affection for hot sauce, and all things spicy.
After creating my tasty Hot Wing Chicken Bites, and the sauce…
I dream about that sauce because it’s so delicious.
I knew I needed to create another recipe where that wonderful sauce would be the highlight of the meal.
My second reason for “mission hot wings” is my family is having a very busy week with back to school shopping, and my Baby Girl attending band practice all day.
My goal was to create a meal that she could easily heat up at night, when she returned home from a long day of practice.
Lasagna is a dish where not only is it the perfect reheat-able dish, it’s also the perfect meal for leftovers.
This dish goes together fairly quickly. Once we season the chicken tenders, and while there baking, prepare the red and white sauces.
I like to puree the tomatoes and cooked vegetables in a blender. Then, I add the hot sauce to the mixture and stir well.
It’s important that you rinse the pasta with cold water, then add a little olive oil to prevent sticking, also cook the pasta for 6 minutes only, it will finish cooking as it bakes.
For the chicken, I like to put the cooked chicken in my food processor, and pulse to chop it up.
Don’t puree it, but give it a course chop, then add the chicken to the tomato/hot sauce mixture, stir well and set aside.
To assemble, place a little chicken/hot sauce mixture on the bottom of the greased casserole, top with pasta, then more chicken/hot sauce mixture, white cheese sauce, a little grated cheese and repeat.
Cover in foil and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove foil and bake 20 minutes more.
Hot out the oven, now for the difficult part, please allow the lasagna to rest at least 10-15 minutes before cutting, to prevent all the cheese goodness from oozing everywhere.
Not that it’s a bad thing, but for the sake of presentation, we must wait!
See, time flew by, and look at the nice clean cut.
I thought you might enjoy a close up, and yes…I did sprinkle extra Gorgonzola cheese on top!