Mexican Cheesy Chicken Lasagne

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This is a spicy lasagne-style dish which uses tortillas instead of lasagne pasta. Very easy and cheesy!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast meat
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 large onions
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chilli
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
    • 2 cups tomato puree
    • 1/2 cup fresh salsa
    • 500g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 500g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 15 corn tortillas

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large frypan, brown grated chicken in butter or margarine. Add onions, chilli, garlic, basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, tomato puree and salsa. Stir all together. Cover frypan and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
    3. In a lightly greased 20x30cm 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 with Cheddar cheese and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until cheese is bubbly.

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    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.  -  30 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!!  -  03 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  05 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)