Monday, May 11, 2009

Mexican Lasagna!

Okay, I did my second consecutive week of trying one new recipe, hooray! I got this recipe from a magazine but tweaked it a bit and renamed it. It was originally called "Chicken Enchilada Casserole" but let's face it, that isn't very exciting. Since I tweaked the recipe a bit, I renamed it and thought that Mexican Lasagna sounded truer to what the recipe actually is.

Here goes!

Mexican Lasagna
Makes: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Bake: 350 degrees for 28 minutes
*3 cups shredded, cooked chicken
(I shredded a pre-cooked Rotisserie chicken from Costco, easy!)
*1 medium onion, diced
*1 packet Taco Seasoning
(I buy Taco Seasoning in the large container as seen above at Costco. It is great to have on hand to use as a seasoning for other Mexican dishes and is much more cost effective than the packets!)
*2 cups Salsa Verde
*9 fajita size flour tortillas
*1 can re fried beans (fat free), warmed in microwave
*8 oz. sour cream (Tillamook Fat Free Sour Cream is the best!!!)
*3 cups shredded cheese
1) Heat oven to 350. Sautee onions in skillet until browned. Mix chicken, taco seasoning, 1/2 cup water and salsa verde in a skillet. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.

2) Coat 13x9 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cover bottom of pan with 3 flour tortilla's, overlapping. Pour half of the chicken mixture on the tortillas.

3) Cover with three more tortillas. Spread warmed beans and sour cream onto tortillas.

4) Sprinkle half the cheese over the beans and sour cream, and cover with the remaining three tortillas.

5) Top with remaining chicken mixture, followed by remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 to 28 minutes until bubbly.

Voila! Dinner is served!
I made this for my husband and brother and they both LOVED it!!! The real test of a dinner's success for me is if it gets taken for leftovers the next day! It did!! They each took it for lunch and said it was just as enjoyable as it was the day before!
I might try this recipe again with corn tortilla's to mix it up. Also, adding some diced tomatos to the chicken mixture perhaps?
Looking for this weeks new recipe...stay tuned. :)


Anonymous said...

Think I'll try that "Sweetie". Looks good! Thanks.
Love you!

♥..Kim said...

That looks really yummy! too bad i don't have my own kitchen at the moment then I could try this!

Kara said...

yummmmm! You are such a good blogger! Wow, you take pictures of everything. I love it!