Chicken Chorizo Lasagna Recipe
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Chicken Chorizo Lasagna Recipe

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The combination of roasted chicken and chorizo is so good, you have to serve this lasagna at your next Mexican-themed meal. The avocado lime cream adds a bit of coolness to offset the recipe's heat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (15 ounces) chorizo
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 4 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • 12 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 704 calories, 44 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 196 mg cholesterol, 1,338 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 54 g protein.


  1. Crumble chorizo into a large skillet; add jalapenos. Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until meat is fully cooked; drain. Shred chicken; add to skillet. In a bowl, combine eggs and ricotta.
  2. Spread 1 cup enchilada sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with four noodles, a third of the ricotta mixture, half of the meat mixture, 1 cup Monterey Jack and 1 cup enchilada sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, ricotta mixture, enchilada sauce and Monterey Jack.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Sprinkle with cilantro. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  4. Meanwhile, place sauce ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Serve with lasagna. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Chicken Chorizo Lasagna in Country Woman January/February 2007, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 704 calories, 44 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 196 mg cholesterol, 1,338 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 54 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

This was good. My picky eaters ate it and liked it. Downsize is the time involved. It was my first time using chorizo but the flavor was good. The avocado lime sauce really compliments the flavor.

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

Love the flavors. This was an instant family hit!

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

Amazing, I made this recipe and feed multiple "picky" eaters and they loved it! I wouldn't change a thing about the recipe.

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011


Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

What a crowd pleaser!!! Made this for our HS volleyball conference tournament hospitality room. It overshadowed the regular lasagna I made and so many tasters wanted the recipe. I made it my own and added black olives and 1/2 cup of salsa verde to each layer. I used mexican cheese on top. Don't omit the avocado cream sauce - this is the icing on the cake, so to speak. I did try this with regular hot pork suasage and didn't get the same flavor at all. Stick with the chorizo, it's the best. Great potluck and great for teenagers.

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