El Pollo Mexican Lasagna

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Ellee

A unique combination of Tex-Mex flavors that is mouth-watering. This recipe has spread like wild-fire among my friends and extended family members. The addition of fresh cilantro is wonderful, but I usually don't have any on hand and the dish is fine without.

Top Review by DeeVaFoodie

This was just so-so for us. It was very bland. I made it exactly as written, but next time I would make some changes. I would spice up the chicken before I cooked it with some mexican spice mix, and I'd also add some sliced jalapeno's and maybe some cumin to the beans. I would make this again, but only with those changes. Made for PAC Spring 09.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350° and grease 9 x 12 baking dish.
  2. (Optional) Combine salsa and cilantro in medium bowl.
  3. Tear tortillas into pieces (approx 2 inches square).
  4. Spread 1/2 cup of salsa mixture in bottom of dish and cover with 1/2 of the tortilla pieces.
  5. Dot 1/2 of the refried beans over the tortillas.
  6. Layer 1/2 of the chicken and 1/2 of the cheese.
  7. Top with remaining salsa mix and repeat layering of tortillas, beans, chicken & cheese.
  8. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Serve with sour cream.
  10. Note: To prepare cooked, shredded chicken, I bake boneless chicken breasts for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and pull apart with fork or fingers.

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