Taco Fiesta Chicken Lasagna

Mexico meets Italy, with south-of-the-border favorites like refried beans, taco sauce, and cilantro appearing in a cross-cultural chicken lasagna.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 9 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
(14 1/2-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chiles, undrained
1/4
cup taco sauce
3
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
(16-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Refried Beans
1/2
cup sour cream
12
uncooked lasagna noodles
12
oz. (3 cups) shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1/2
cup chopped green onions
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives, if desired
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Spray 15x12-inch sheet of foil and 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine tomatoes and taco sauce; mix well. Stir in chicken. In medium bowl, combine refried beans and sour cream; mix well.
  • 2 Spread about 1 cup chicken mixture in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Top with 4 uncooked noodles, breaking to fit if necessary. Spread with half of bean mixture and 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese, half of the onions and half of the olives.
  • 3 Layer 4 more noodles, remaining bean mixture, 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture and 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining 4 noodles, chicken mixture, onions, olives and cheese. (Be sure top noodles are covered.) Cover with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered lasagna for 50 minutes. Uncover baking dish; bake an additional 18 to 22 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, garnish each serving with dollop of sour cream, chopped tomato and shredded lettuce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    750mg
    750%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    34g
    34%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    16%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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