Chicken Chorizo Lasagna Recipe
- 1 package (15 ounces) chorizo
- 1/4 cup chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
- 1 cooked rotisserie chicken (2-1/2 pounds), shredded
- 2 eggs, 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
- AVOCADO CREAM SAUCE:
- 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and halved
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1. In a large skillet, cook chorizo and jalapenos over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in chicken. 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 more 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.
1 piece: 579 calories, 36g fat (16g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 1307mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.
Reviews for Chicken Chorizo Lasagna
"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."
"Love the flavors. This was an instant family hit!"
"Amazing, I made this recipe and feed multiple "picky" eaters and they loved it! I wouldn't change a thing about the recipe."
"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."
"My husband does not like lasagna, but he absolutely loved this."
"chorizo is a sausage that is featured largely in creole cooking. It can be found in the meat case along with italian sausage and bratwurst, although occasionally it is in the section with the specialty sausages along with hotdogs and breakfast sausage. Ask your grocer for occasionally it is available only frozen."
"What is chorizo?"