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    Mexican Chicken Lasagna

    Mexican Chicken Lasagna. Photo by TeresaS

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    VickiVSN's Note:

    This chicken casserole is a lowfat, filling, and spicy treat that the whole family will enjoy. This makes great leftovers.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6

    Yield:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 lb cooked chicken breast, shredded with fork (or less as desired. Leftover rotissary, breast, or uncooked breast poached with some salsa works gre)
    • 3 (12 inch) whole wheat tortillas
    • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoons Mexican seasoning (either prebought combination or mix some chili, cumin, pepper, etc)
    • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (the secret ingredient!)
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
    • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
    • 1 small onion, cut into strips
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1 seeded jalapeno, finely chopped
    • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained & rinsed
    • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Simmer tomato sauce and spices, including cocoa on low heat for about an hour for best flavor blend.
    2. 2
      Saute peppers and onion in oil over medium high heat until vegetables are soft, about 5-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Layer the following (about 1/2 of each group) in a 9 x9 casserole dish; tortilla, chicken, vegetables, black beans, sauce.
    4. 4
      Repeat layer reserving a little bit of sauce.
    5. 5
      Top with 3rd tortilla.
    6. 6
      Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
    7. 7
      Cover with foil.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
    9. 9
      Uncover and continue to bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
    10. 10
      Cut into 6 servings.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 07, 2010

      45

      Yum! We loved it! I made as posted except I cut the recipe in half and cooked it in a 1.5 qt casserole dish. This was easy to prepare and was full of Mexican flavors. I topped it with some sour cream, salsa and chopped cilantro. Made for Spring PAC 2010. Thanks for posting. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Chicken Lasagna

    Serving Size: 1 (272 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 309.6
     
    Calories from Fat 91
    29%
    Total Fat 10.2 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 75.6 mg
    25%
    Sodium 546.9 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.5 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    26%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 33.1 g
    66%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    whole wheat tortillas

    Mexican seasoning

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