Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chicken Chili Lasagna

This recipe is a fast version of mild chicken enchiladas.

And guess what?  I got a food processor!  Finally!  I know--I'm so behind the times, but I have been hand chopping everything for so long!  My mom got me a really nice, handy-dandy food chopper, and I can tell already that I'm going to love it and use it a ton.

I halved this recipe and made it in a 8 x 8 casserole dish.

2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese
1 med. onion, chopped
8 green onions, chopped
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
1/2 tsp. minced fresh cilantro or parsley
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
12 flour tortillas, halved

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, onions, 1 1/2 c. Mexican cheese blend, garlic, 1/4 tsp cumin and cilantro.  Stir in chicken; set aside.  In a saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add broth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, chilies, thyme, salt, pepper and remaining cumin.  Spread 1/2 cup of the cheese sauce in greased casserole pan.  Top with six tortilla halves, a third of the chicken mixture, and a fourth of the cheese sauce.  Repeat tortilla, chicken and cheese sauce layers twice.  Top with remaining tortillas, cheese sauce and Mexican cheese.  Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through.


*When covering cheese-topped lasagna with foil before baking, coat the underside of the foil with nonstick cooking spray.  That way the melted cheese won't come off with the foil.

*Freeze individual pieces of leftover lasagna in an airtight container for a quick lunch or dinner later.


  1. Looks yummy!!!! Too tempting to resist....


  2. Yum!! Looks and sounds very delicious. I have been on a Mexican cooking kick lately and this sounds like a perfect dish to add.

  3. So you finally have the right attachment for the food processor or did you get one like mine?

  4. That's funny. Lasagna is one of the first things I made with my food processor too! :)

    I loved chopping my fresh spinage with my ricotta cheese for a layer. The girls didn't even know it was there!

  5. I decided not to do the bosch attachment. It's similar to yours Heather, just a little bigger. :)


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