Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna

Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna

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Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna

Delicious, spicy, easy and economical, everything a good lasagna should be. Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna is made the night before and then cooked off the next day. Served with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, taco sauce and shredded lettuce, you’ll have a delicious lasagna the whole family will enjoy. The perfect end of meal treat will be a big plate of Cinnamon Tortilla Treats with Chocolate Sauce.

Try Something New

If your looking for a new and different way to make lasagna, then this is the recipe your looking for. Made with canned or rotisserie chicken, diced tomatoes with green chilies, thick n’ chunky salsa, enchilada sauce, refried beans, sour cream, no boil lasagna noodles and lots of shredded cheese. Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna is a complete meal in a pan. Serve this yummy festive lasagna with a frosty Margarita or an icy Mexican beer.

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What Is Lasagna?

Definition number 1.) Lasagna is a wide, flat noodle, sometimes with ruffled edges. Definition  number 2.) A dish made by layering boiled lasagna noodles with various cheeses, the most popular cheese being mozzarella, with the cook’s choice of sauce. The most common sauce being tomato, meat or becahamel. The dish is then baked until bubbly and golden brown. Over the years lasagna has taken on new looks and flavors like this recipe for Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna. Apple Pie Lasagna, Seafood Lasagna and Egg Lasagna.

 

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Fiesta Taco Chicken Lasagna
Ingredients
  • 2 14 1/2 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup thick n' chunky salsa
  • 1/3 cup enchilada sauce
  • 2 12.5 oz cans chicken, drained
  • 1 16 oz can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 12 oz box uncooked, oven ready, no boil lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2/3 cup medium salsa con queso
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Additional Ingredients
  • sour cream, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato
Directions
  1. Spray a 15 x 2-inch sheet of foil and a 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, salsa, enchilada sauce, and chicken. In a medium bowl, mix together refried beans and sour cream.
  2. Spread 1 cup of the chicken mixture into the bottom of baking dish. Top with 5 uncooked noodles, breaking to fit if necessary. Spread with half of the bean mixture and 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and onions.
  4. Repeat noodle, bean, chicken and cheese layer once. Top with remaining 5 lasagna noodles, chicken mixture and green onions. Spoon salsa con queso cheese sauce over chicken. (Be sure the top noodles are covered) Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Heat oven to 350º F. Bake covered for 50 minutes. Uncover baking dish; bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with additional sour cream, chopped tomato and shredded lettuce.
Recipe Notes

Can also substitute leftover cooked chicken or turkey, chopped.

Recipes On Tap

Here on Turnips 2 Tangerines we love lasagna. Any kind of lasagna. Here are a few of our favorites: Italian Lasagna and Stuffed Rigatoni Lasagna.

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