This is a twist on a classic dish, with some typical Puerto Rican flavors and a fabulously delicious homemade tomato-based sauce. The time it takes to prepare is well worth the effort!


Recipe Summary

1 hr 50 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
45 mins
1 9x13-inch lasagna


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute onion, bell peppers, shallots, sweet peppers, and scallions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, and sugar. Simmer until flavors combine, about 1 hour. Add tomato paste to thicken the sauce, if necessary.

  • Meanwhile, place chicken in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the thigh bone reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain and let cool until easily handled.

  • Fill a blender halfway with sauce. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Pour into a pot. Repeat with remaining sauce. Cover to keep warm.

  • Pull chicken meat off the bones. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and saute garlic until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the boiled chicken and shred it with 2 forks. Moisten the mixture with chicken broth. Add sazon seasoning and olives; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

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

  • Cover the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish with a layer of lasagna noodles. Cover with some sauce, followed by some chicken, then a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat with remaining noodles, sauce, chicken, and cheese. Cover the final layer of mozzarella with Cheddar cheese for extra color. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake lasagna in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; protein 38.7g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 33.1g; cholesterol 124.5mg; sodium 732.4mg. Full Nutrition