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Taco Fiesta Chicken Lasagna

Updated on January 1, 2013
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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 9 hours 30 min
Ready in: 10 hours
Yields: 8 Servings


  • 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.

Suggestions for Variety

1. For more heat, purchase diced tomatoes with hot green chilies.

2. Purchase 1/2-inch-thick slices of cooked chicken from the deli and cube the slices for the 3 cups needed in this recipe.

3. Serve warm flour tortillas and sliced mango or papaya with this lasagna.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Serving
Calories 470
Calories from Fat1800
% Daily Value *
Fat 200 g308%
Saturated fat 22 g110%
Unsaturated fat 12 g
Carbohydrates 39 g13%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 34 g68%
Cholesterol 100 mg33%
Sodium 750 mg31%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • ladybugJudy profile image

      Judy 5 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome! And the idea of lightening it up is awesome! Hope your family enjoys it.

    • sunflowerforests profile image

      sunflowerforests 5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Thanks for this recipe and for including the nutrition information too. I will try this out on my family soon. I may attempt to "lighten" it up a bit by using some fat-free or low fat ingredients though. This looks so yummy!