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Mexican Chicken Lasagna

Valonda Seward of Hanford, California shares this lively meal that features the full flavors of Southwestern cooking with just a few everyday ingredients. For those rushed for time, leftover or rotisserie chicken work great in this delicious entree.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 12 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in chicken and enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese and cilantro.
  • Spread 3/4 cup chicken mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles, 2/3 cup ricotta mixture, 3/4 cup chicken mixture and 1 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and shredded cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 396 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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