Fiesta Chicken Lasagne is a Mexican version of an Italian classic! Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken layered with tortillas and cheese – what’s not to love?!
What is Fiesta Chicken Lasagne?
Fiesta Chicken Lasagne is a wonderful little creation of mine. It uses my Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken as the meat base. And instead of sheets of pasta like you would have in a traditional lasagne, I use tortillas. So yes, it is lacking the beef mince and pasta that are usually associated with lasagne. But once you’ve given this a try I’m sure you will forgive me!
Adapt the recipe to feed more people
The recipe below is for two large portions (the only size that matters!). It makes it easier to use small tortillas for this so you end up with better layers. If you used full sized tortillas you would have all tortilla and not much fiesta chicken in each layer!
For two people, I use two portions of Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. This is one third of the whole recipe. It couldn’t be easier to make this for more people. Use however many portions of the fiesta chicken for how many people you are feeding. I would also recommend using normal sized tortillas. You’ll need to use a larger ovenproof dish so normal sized tortillas will fit better than the smaller ones.
Using Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken that has been frozen
I often defrost portions of fiesta chicken to use in this Fiesta Chicken Lasagne. To defrost, leave it in the fridge for eight hours or overnight. I find that when the fiesta chicken has been defrosted, it loses some of it’s moisture. This is why I add in some water and tomato puree to bring the sauce back to its original glory. I also add a sliced pepper to bulk it up a bit.
You obviously don’t have to use this from frozen; you can use it straight from the slow cooker. If it hasn’t been frozen, you will not need to add the extra water and tomato puree.
Fiesta Chicken Lasagna
Fiesta Chicken Lasagne is a Mexican version of an Italian classic! Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken layered with tortillas and cheese - what's not to love?!
- 2 portions of Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken
- 100 ml water (if needed)
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 100 g cheese grated
- 1 pepper sliced
- 6 small tortillas
Add your Fiesta Chicken to a pan over a medium heat and allow to begin heating through
If your Fiesta Chicken has been defrosted, you may need to add some water from a recently boiled kettle. Add as much or as little as you feel you need. Next add the tomato puree and stir through
Add the sliced pepper and allow to simmer for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
Preheat the oven to 170ºC (fan assisted, 190°C non fan)
Cut the tortillas in half and set aside. Spoon one quarter of the fiesta chicken in the bottom of your oven proof dish (mine was 10" square)
Top with some of the grated cheese
Cover with four halves of the tortillas
Repeat the layers twice more using up the rest of the ingredients making sure you finish with a layer of chicken and cheese
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden
If you are not using fiesta chicken that has been defrosted, do not add the water and tomato puree.
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.