Recipe: Mexican Lasagna

This next recipe is a spicy twist on a family favorite that everyone is sure to enjoy. Many recipes for Mexican Lasagna call for some additional ingredients including black olives, corn, refried beans and green chilies so feel free to experiment with some of your favorite flavors and customize this recipe for you and your family. Like any lasagna, this is a pretty filling meal so in most cases there isn’t any need for additional side items, although chips and guacamole is a great addition as an appetizer.

Mexican Lasagna Recipe

  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) Can diced tomatoes with garlic, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) Can tomato sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 Cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) Cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 12 Corn tortillas
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Sliced pickled jalapeños (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  4. Add chicken, chili powder and cumin
  5. Cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally
  6. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes
  8. Combine ricotta cheese, chiles and 2 tablespoons cilantro in a small bowl and mix until well blended
  9. Spoon half of the chicken mixture into a 12 x 8-inch baking dish
  10. Layer 6 tortillas, ricotta cheese mixture, and remaining 6 tortillas, remaining chicken mixture, Cheddar cheese, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of cilantro
  11. Scatter a handful of sliced jalapeños over the top and bake for 25 minutes or until heated through.

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