Southwest Chicken Lasagna - OAMC

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

Another recipe from my catering biz, it's a big hit at weddings. Requested frequently. You'll find with my recipes a plethora of chicken recipes, my husband has a very high iron content and can't eat anything except for chicken and turkey. Hope you like this one, it's made to serve 16, 1.5 cup servings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles according to directions, drain and set aside.
  2. For the cottage cheese mixture, mix all ingredients and set aside.
  3. To make the lasagna: Lightly spray a dutch oven with cooking spray, add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook and stir until tender.
  4. Stir in the soup, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  6. Lightly spray 2 13x9 pans, with no stick spray.
  7. To assemble, cover bottom with lasagna noodles, 1/4 of cottage cheese next, then 1/4 of sauce mix, 2 cups of chicken and 1/4 each of cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses. Repeat with next layer.
  8. Cover pan with foil; repeat with second pan, cover that pan with foil also.
  9. Place both pans in the oven and bake for 55 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting and placing in containers, and or serving.
Most Helpful

I have made this twice now and it has turned out great each time - especially if your family likes mexican flavor! I used canned chicken and no-boil lasagna noodles. The second time I made this, my husband asked me to increase the cheese a bit so I used 6 cups of mexican blend shredded cheese. I also used orange and yellow sweet peppers instead of red / green and that worked well too.

Mrs Majors January 16, 2008

This was very filling and pretty tasty; one pan fed 3 people well for two meals. I made only one pan of the lasagna, as that's all the chicken I had. I was missing the green chilis, but substituted some queso blanco with jalapenos for some of the cottage cheese to give it some kick. I didn't bother to cook the noodles first, just added a bit extra water to the sauce and they came out fine.

Lisa Mettam August 17, 2006