A spicy, cheesy, Mexican flavored dish assembled and baked much like lasagna.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • In a large skillet, brown shredded chicken in butter or margarine. Add onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and salsa/picante sauce. Stir all together. Cover skillet and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.

  • In a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, place a layer of tortillas, then a layer of the chicken/sauce mixture, then a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice, then top casserole with Cheddar cheese and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

902 calories; 47.4 g total fat; 194 mg cholesterol; 1940 mg sodium. 55.4 g carbohydrates; 64.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
Teriffic recipe!! I would recommend not to deviate from the corn tortillas. Using flour ones seem to turn out a little mushy. It's even more delicious when topped with your favorite peppers lettuce tomatoes and/or sour cream! Will make again and again!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
This was just okay. It was pretty much just a big enchilada IMO. One recommendation I have is to put a spoonful of sauce on the bottom of the pan before putting down the first layer of tortillas. I didn't and the bottom layer was tough as shoe leather. Read More
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143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
Teriffic recipe!! I would recommend not to deviate from the corn tortillas. Using flour ones seem to turn out a little mushy. It's even more delicious when topped with your favorite peppers lettuce tomatoes and/or sour cream! Will make again and again!! Read More
(68)
Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
This was just okay. It was pretty much just a big enchilada IMO. One recommendation I have is to put a spoonful of sauce on the bottom of the pan before putting down the first layer of tortillas. I didn't and the bottom layer was tough as shoe leather. Read More
(86)
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
Teriffic recipe!! I would recommend not to deviate from the corn tortillas. Using flour ones seem to turn out a little mushy. It's even more delicious when topped with your favorite peppers lettuce tomatoes and/or sour cream! Will make again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
My only change would be More Layers. My old world Italian Mother-in-Law couldn't believe how good and light this recipe was - she wants me to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I made this last night and my husband & I loved it. Instead of cooking the chicken I used canned chicken to quicken the setup time and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
This dish was great. My family loved it for Sunday dinner. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
We loved this chicken lasagna!! I didn't have canned tomato sauce so I used 4 cups of spaghetti sauce.. and I used much less cheese just a little..Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
This is a very tasty dish that can be assembled ahead of time. The recipe calls for it to be topped with a whole pound of cheddar cheese but much less is needed. My kids did not the texture of the corn tortillas after they had been baked in the casserole sort of soggy. But people who like chicken enchiladas will like this "lasagne." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Great with chicken but I used it with hot sausage for non chicken lovers. It is great with more heat added to it. Have served to company with guacamole or green salad with pears or cranberries-- good combination and easy to make ahead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Easy and tastes even better than expected. Add more salsa and some red pepper for a more Southwestern flair. Read More
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