Coriander Chicken Stuffed in Lasagne Pasta Roll Recipe

Oven baked lasagne pasta rolls stuffed with chicken and cooked in a tomato based sauce. The chicken is seasoned with fresh coriander to give it an Asian flavour.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinned and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, cut into large cubes
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 4 teaspoons ginger and garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin and coriander mixed powders
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 sprigs spring onion
  • Lasagne sheets
  • 1 tomato, grated
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • 65g tomato paste
  • 1/4 green pepper, grated
  • 1/4 onion, grated

Method

  1. In a non stick pan and on a medium heat setting, add in enough oil to cover the base of the pan.
  2. Stir in 1/2 the quantity of onions.
  3. Allow the onions to sweat and turn a translucent color.
  4. Add 1/2 a teaspoon of chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder.
  5. Stir in the ginger and garlic paste.
  6. Add the chicken cubes and 5 mint leaves.
  7. Stir in salt to taste.
  8. Allow the chicken to cook through but not brown.
  9. Toss in the chopped coriander.
  10. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  11. In the same pan add in a little oil.
  12. Stir in the onion and saute’ till translucent in colour.
  13. Add in the pepper and sliced garlic clove.
  14. Stir in an additional  1/2 a teaspoon of chilli powder, 1/4 of a teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 a teaspoon of mixed cumin and coriander powder.
  15. Add in a sprig of finely chopped spring onion and fresh tomato.
  16. Allow the tomato to simmer for 5 minutes.
  17. If the tomato mixture starts to stick at the base of the pan a little water can be added.
  18. Stir in the tomato paste, dried herbs, 1 teaspoon of sugar and salt to taste.
  19. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  20.  Remove the pan from the stove top.
  21. In a large bowl stir in boiling water.
  22. Place the pasta sheets of lasagne into the water and allow it to become pliable.
  23. Remove the sheets and set them aside.
  24. In a food processor stir in the chicken mixture, mint leaves, remainder of the spring onion and onions.
  25. Process the chicken till a paste like texture is achieved. Taste  the chicken to check if the spicing is satisfactory to the individual taste.
  26. Additional spicing can be added in at this stage if required.
  27. In a greased oven proof dish spoon in enough tomato sauce to cover the base.
  28. Place the lasagne sheets lengthwise on a flat surface, spoon in a little of the chicken mixture at one end of the sheet.
  29. Roll the lasagne sheet to form a roll. Continue with the remainding sheets and chicken filling.
  30. Place the rolled pasta sheets into the ovenproof dish.
  31. Pour the remainding tomato sauce over the pasta.
  32. Bake the coriander chicken filled pasta rolls in tomato sauce for 40-50 minutes on 180 degrees. The cooking time may vary according to the model of the oven.
  33. Serve hot with a side serving of salad.