Southwestern Chicken Lasagna


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

6 servings


  • 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast meat

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 large onions

  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped jalapeno peppers

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • ½ cup fresh salsa

  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 16 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 15 (6 inch) corn tortillas


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

902 Calories
47g Fat
55g Carbs
65g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 902
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 28g 138%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 1940mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 65g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 1264mg 97%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1093mg 23%

* 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.