A fabulously easy and delicious take on a favorite - this lasagna is full of Mexican flavors and uses layers of corn tortillas in place of noodles. Easy to adapt and personalize - try adding sauteed veggies, Spanish rice, diced jalapeno, or even switching out the red salsa for green!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Spread 1/2 cup of salsa on the bottom of the prepared baking dish and cover with a layer of corn tortillas. Tear tortillas to fit any empty spaces and cover entire bottom of pan.

  • Spread tortillas with 1/2 of the refried beans. Top beans with corn kernels, 1 cup of salsa, and 1 cup of Mexican cheese. Add a layer of corn tortillas. Cover tortilla layer with remaining refried beans, chicken, 1 cup of salsa, and 1 cup of Mexican cheese. Add a layer of corn tortillas. Pour remaining salsa over top of tortillas and top with remaining cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 18.7g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 50.7mg; sodium 850.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2020
Liked it much and easy to prepare! I did it a little differently mixed everything together and then layered it in the pan, also mixed crushed corn chips cheese and black olives on top gave it some crunch! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2020
It was ok but a little bit much. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2020
Liked it much and easy to prepare! I did it a little differently mixed everything together and then layered it in the pan, also mixed crushed corn chips cheese and black olives on top gave it some crunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2020
i made this other day it it turned out great. i am a professional chef and made a few adjustments to it. however the base recipe is sound. it is worth trying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2020
I have always made this exact dish, but called it chicken enchiladas! I don't care for the red sauce, so give it a try with green enchilada sauce! Different flavor. (I did give the red sauce a try for this review.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2020
When I first attempted to make this, I asked my dad to grill the chicken, but he grilled it to DEATH! So, I couldn't make it. But the next time, I just cooked the chicken thighs on the stove top for about 10-12 minutes with salt and pepper for seasoning and then finished baking them in the oven using thyme, tarragon, oregano, rosemary, and a garlic herb blend that I get at Kroger until done. I combined the salsa roja with the green salsa verde, used Taco Bell shredded cheese blend and Kraft Mexican cheese alternately, used less chicken than what the recipe called for, added the other ingredients in the recipe, and everything turned out great! I will definitely try to make this at least once a month. Hopefully one day I will make it with the grilled chicken next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2020
I made two versions. One with the refried beans (I used black beans) and one without because some of my kids don't like beans. I added black olives and some of us added Tabasco to the final product. The four boys and husband all said it was good and most of it was eaten up. (To be fair, 4 teenage boys and a husband, not much goes to waste) I gave 4 starts because I think it could use more salsa and I just don't really like the texture of corn tortillas. But it was good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
Absolutely loved it. Definitely will make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
I used salsa as my base liquid and threw in green jalapeños. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2020
I will definitely make it again. I didn't have all the ingredients but it still turned out really good. Super easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
I had rotisserie chicken on hand and black beans--excellent! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2020
It was ok but a little bit much. Read More
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