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Mexican Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Mexican Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Valonda Seward of Hanford, California shares this lively meal that features the full flavors of Southwestern cooking with just a few everyday ingredients. For those rushed for time, leftover or rotisserie chicken work great in this delicious entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 12 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in chicken and enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese and cilantro.
  • 3. Spread 3/4 cup chicken mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles, 2/3 cup ricotta mixture, 3/4 cup chicken mixture and 1 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and shredded cheese.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 396 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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