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Chicken Chili Lasagna

This saucy lasagna is my adaptation of a chicken enchilada recipe. My husband and I enjoy the mild blend of seasonings, cheeses and tender chicken. The dish has become very popular with my co-workers since I shared leftovers one day for lunch. —Cindee Rolston, St. Marys, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), halved


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, onions, 1-1/2 cups Mexican-cheese blend, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon cumin and cilantro until blended. Stir in chicken; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, chilies, thyme, salt, pepper and remaining cumin.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the cheese sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with six tortilla halves, a third of the chicken mixture and a fourth of the cheese sauce. Repeat tortilla, chicken and cheese sauce layers twice. Top with remaining tortillas, cheese sauce and Mexican cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 386 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 688mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Diane
    Jan 17, 2020

    Made this recipe several times. Family favorite.

  • Melanie
    Feb 27, 2019

    one of our favorites

  • justmbeth
    Feb 26, 2018

    We made this several times and love it. It has all the flavors we enjoy.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 2, 2017

    I don't know how many times I've fixed this lasagna!! The flavors here come together to make a keeper!! We love it!!

  • cindying
    Jul 1, 2013

    No comment left

  • kshea
    Jun 3, 2012

    This is excellent! I usually add some black olives.

  • lifeisgrand
    May 9, 2012

    I switched the cheese to jalapeno pepper jack and cheddar and added some chili powder. Instead of a casserole I layered it in a spring-form pan. Next time I will omit sauce on the bottom and add less onion.

  • WillowsBrook
    Oct 12, 2011

    Didn't like the crunch from the only semi-cooked onions. Tortillas got soggy for the leftovers. Added hot sauce to chicken mixture for a little heat.

  • hmoots
    Aug 13, 2011

    This has been a favorite in our family since the first time I made it.

  • lhtm1964
    Dec 19, 2010

    This is a much requested dish with friends. I have also made it in a crockpot for pot luck. There are never leftovers!