Make Ahead

Butter Chicken Lasagna

February 16, 2021
3 Ratings
Photo by FeastwithSafiya
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

What if I tell you that I have an easy fix lasagna recipe that tastes just like having butter chicken and garlic naan? Yes, you heard it right. The best and foolproof butter chicken Lasagna that tastes just like butter chicken and garlic naan. Great for make-ahead meals!

Butter Chicken is one of the classic Indian restaurant recipes known and loved by many all around the world. I gave this classic recipe a modern Indian touch but turning it into Lasagna. My entire family loves this recipe. —FeastwithSafiya

What You'll Need
  • 15 Lasagna noodles
  • 3 Boneless Chicken Breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups Marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup Oil or Butter
  • 1/4 cup Warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese, take more if you like
  • 1 cup Heavy cream, 1/2 cup for less creamy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, optional
  • a bunches fresh cilantro
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin-Coriander Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Fenugreek
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  1. -For Butter Chicken Curry 1. Preheat the oven to 365 F. Wash and dry Cilantro. Chop cilantro and garlic cloves in a food processor or a chopper and set it aside. 2. Heat oil or butter in a large skillet on high heat. Add chicken, all the spices, and 3 tablespoons of cilantro-garlic mix. Mix it well and cook until all liquid and chicken juice are gone completely. 3. Add marinara sauce to the chicken. Cover the skillet and cook on low-medium heat until chicken is cooked through for about 5 minutes. Now add heavy cream and dry fenugreek. Mix it gently and turn off the heat.
  2. -Layering the Lasagna 1. Take about ½ cup full of butter chicken sauce(only sauce, no chicken) and spread it evenly at the bottom of the baking dish. 2. Place 5 uncooked lasagna sheets on top (adjust the way you place the lasagna sheet according to the shape of your baking dish) 3. Spread half of the butter chicken evenly on top of the lasagna sheet. Spread the butter chicken evenly to cover the uncooked noodles. Sprinkle half-cup mozzarella cheese and some of the minced cilantro garlic. 4. Repeat the layers. Add ¼ cup of warm water to the pan to scrape off the sauce. Spread it evenly on the top of the lasagna. Sprinkle mozzarella & parmesan cheese on top. 5. Cover the baking dish with Aluminum foil. Bake the lasagna at 365 F for 40-45 minutes. Serve it immediately.
  3. -Make-ahead T his is a great make-ahead recipe for meal preparation. Butter chicken can be prepared at least 2 weeks ahead and stored in the freezer. Defrost it a night before in the refrigerator, reheat and bake the lasagna for quick meal prep.

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3 Reviews

Lemonzaz September 22, 2023
This is one of my favourite recipes! Even my super fussy child loves it. Absolutely delicious 😋
Burton March 29, 2023
Please remove the Passover tag. Almost every aspect of this recipe renders it non-kosher and unsuitable for Passover. It's not at all nice or appropriate to clog the tags for people who are trying to search for specific things.
FeastwithSafiya March 29, 2023
Thank you for catching that! I removed the tag. ☺️