Green Chile Chicken Lasagna

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    Love a classic lasagna? Freezer meals? Make ahead meals? Then you are going to love my Green Chile Chicken Lasagna!

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna is a make-ahead and freezer friendly meal layering no-bake lasagna noodles with shredded chicken, spices, green chiles and lots of cheese! #chickenlasagna #mexicanlasagna www.savoryexperiments.com

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna is a make-ahead and freezer friendly meal layering no-bake lasagna noodles with shredded chicken, spices, green chiles and lots of cheese!

    Every once and awhile an idea hits me like WHAM. I crave chile verde about once a week, not that I eat it that frequently, but it does cross my mind.

    Typically I serve it smothered over a giant burrito, but tonight I wanted to do some a little different. See that photo below, a white mass of cheese? Guess what is lurking just under the surface….

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna is a make-ahead and freezer friendly meal layering no-bake lasagna noodles with shredded chicken, spices, green chiles and lots of cheese! #chickenlasagna #mexicanlasagna www.savoryexperiments.com

    Remember over the summer when Chile Monster sent me 13 pounds of Hatch chiles? Hubby and I spent a whole Saturday roasting, peeling and freezing them for a moment just like this.

    Since the creation was a last minute idea, I swung by the grocery store on a Friday night and picked up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and no-boil lasagna noodles (although typically I use freshly boiled, I was hungry)!

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna Recipe- it’s like a green chile enchilada chicken casserole and a lasagna recipe with ricotta smashed together. One of my best Hatch green chile recipes, it will soon be your favorite weeknight meal using pre-cooked chicken and no-bake lasagna noodles, it comes together in a snap! www.savoryexperiments.com

    Instead of waiting for the chile verde to reduce and thicken, I made a quick roux, blended it with shredded chicken and layered my little heart away with velvety ricotta cheese, zesty chile verde and pasta sheets. One hour later, we had a cheesy one-dish dinner creation… and several neighbors to help us eat it.

    I hope your enjoy Green Chile Chicken Lasagna as much as we did. A new take on Mexican Lasagna!

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna is a make-ahead and freezer friendly meal layering no-bake lasagna noodles with shredded chicken, spices, green chiles and lots of cheese! #chickenlasagna #mexicanlasagna www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you love green chiles, like Hatch chile, like we do, you are sure to love these recipes too:

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna is a make-ahead and freezer friendly meal layering no-bake lasagna noodles with shredded chicken, spices, green chiles and lots of cheese! #chickenlasagna #mexicanlasagna www.savoryexperiments.com

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna Recipe- it’s like a green chile enchilada chicken casserole and a lasagna recipe with ricotta smashed together. One of my best Hatch green chile recipes, it will soon be your favorite weeknight meal using pre-cooked chicken and no-bake lasagna noodles, it comes together in a snap! www.savoryexperiments.com
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    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna

    Green Chile Chicken Lasagna is make-ahead and freezer friendly meal layering no-bake lasagna noodles with shredded chicken, spices, green chiles and lots of cheese!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time1 hr
    Total Time1 hr 10 mins
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: chicken lasagna, mexican lasagna
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 419kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
    • 1//2 cup grape tomatoes , quartered
    • 2 tablespoon white onion , finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 3/4 cup green chiles , diced
    • 2 cups chicken , cooked and shredded or cubed*
    • 15 ounces ricotta cheese , moisture drained
    • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese , shredded
    • 9 lasagna strips , prepared*
    • 1 cup cotija cheese , crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons scallions , sliced, for garnish

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk together until a light brown roux forms. Add chicken broth and bring to a low boil.
    • Add grape tomatoes through chicken, stirring to combine and heat, approximately 5 minutes.
    • In a medium mixing bowl, blend together ricotta cheese, eggs and shredded cheddar cheese.
    • Coat a 9-inch lasagna pan, or other deep dish pan, with cooking spray.
    • Place a very thin layer of sauce on the bottom, top with lasagna noodles and then ricotta cheese mixture. Repeat 3 times, with last layer being ricotta cheese mixture.
    • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.
    • Remove foil and top with cotija cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts.
    • Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes before topping with scallions and serving.
    • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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    Notes

    *I used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. You can also bake chicken breasts and shredded the meat or you can use canned chicken.
    *"Oven ready" or "no-bake" lasagna noodles will work with this recipe.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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