Cheesy Chicken Taco Lasagna

A fiesta of flavor explosion! An easy-to-prepare, mouth-watering Mexican dish which combines cheese, chicken, corn tortillas, refried beans, and salsa in a layered (lasagna-like) dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch lasagna

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

  • 2 (16 ounce) jars salsa, divided

  • 18 (4-inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine chicken and taco seasoning in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 packages cheese and 3/4 jar salsa. Mix thoroughly and set aside to cool.

  3. Spread 1/2 jar salsa in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover salsa with 6 corn tortillas. Spoon refried beans on top. Cover beans with 1/2 package cheese. Add a layer of 6 corn tortillas. Spread chicken mixture evenly on top. Add the last 6 corn tortillas. Spread 1 jar salsa on top. Sprinkle remaining 2 packages cheese on top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and filling is hot and bubbly, 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use mild, medium, or hot salsa based on your preference.

Substitute beef or pork for chicken, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

719 Calories
40g Fat
48g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 719
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 27g 133%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 2027mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 834mg 64%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 754mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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