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Southwestern Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Southwestern Chicken Lasagna

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"A spicy, cheesy, Mexican flavored dish assembled and baked much like lasagna."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet, brown shredded chicken in butter or margarine. Add onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and salsa/picante sauce. Stir all together. Cover skillet and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
  3. In a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, place a layer of tortillas, then a layer of the chicken/sauce mixture, then a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice, then top casserole with Cheddar cheese and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until cheese is bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2003

Teriffic recipe!! I would recommend not to deviate from the corn tortillas. Using flour ones seem to turn out a little mushy. It's even more delicious when topped with your favorite peppers, lettuce, tomatoes and/or sour cream! Will make again and again!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2003

This was just okay. It was pretty much just a big enchilada, IMO. One recommendation I have is to put a spoonful of sauce on the bottom of the pan before putting down the first layer of tortillas. I didn't, and the bottom layer was tough as shoe leather.

Oct 03, 2003

My only change would be More Layers. My old world Italian Mother-in-Law couldn't believe how good and light this recipe was - she wants me to make it again.

Jan 22, 2003

I made this last night and my husband & I loved it. Instead of cooking the chicken I used canned chicken to quicken the setup time and it was great.

Jun 22, 2003

This dish was great. My family loved it for Sunday dinner. A keeper!

Dec 03, 2003

We loved this chicken lasagna!! I didn't have canned tomato sauce so I used 4 cups of spaghetti sauce.. and I used much less cheese, just a little..Delicious!

Dec 03, 2003

Great with chicken, but I used it with hot sausage for non chicken lovers. It is great with more heat added to it. Have served to company with guacamole or green salad with pears or cranberries-- good combination and easy to make ahead.

Jan 23, 2003

This is a very tasty dish that can be assembled ahead of time. The recipe calls for it to be topped with a whole pound of cheddar cheese, but much less is needed. My kids did not the texture of the corn tortillas after they had been baked in the casserole sort of soggy. But people who like chicken enchiladas will like this "lasagne."


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  • Calories
  • 902 kcal
  • 45%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 194 mg
  • 65%
  • Fat
  • 47.4 g
  • 73%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 64.9 g
  • 130%
  • Sodium
  • 1940 mg
  • 78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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