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Southwest Chicken Lasagna

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Makes: 8 -10 servings Total Time: 2 hr 30 min
Category: Dinner Entrees Sub Category: Pasta Entrees

what you need
  • 1 package (16 oz.) lasagna noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 24 oz. small curd cottage cheese
  • Chopped parsley (optional)
  • Black pepper
  • Margarine or oil, to coat bottom of skillet
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 oz.) enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small can green chili peppers, chopped
  • Jalapeno peppers (just enough to give a zip, chopped)
  • 4 - 6 chicken breasts, cooked and cut up into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese
  • Red or yellow pepper rings, sliced thin (optional)
make it
1) Make lasagna noodles as directed and drain and set aside. Make cottage cheese mixture by stirring together the eggs, cottage cheese, parsley and black pepper. Set aside. To make the chicken mixture: In a large skillet, put a little margarine or oil to coat bottom. Then add onions, red and green peppers, and garlic and cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, green chiles, and jalapenos. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Put on low and cover and add the chicken to it. Stir and allow the flavors to come together. Do this for about another 15 - 20 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit.

2) Lightly spray a 13 x 9 baking or cake pan. To assemble the lasagna, place a little of the sauce on the bottom to coat the pan. Then place about 4 or 5 lasagna noodles down first. Then spread half of the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Top with about half of the chicken/sauce mixture, and cover with each of the cheeses separately. Repeat with noodles, remaining cottage cheese mixture, and chicken/sauce, then more cheese. Leave just enough sauce and cheese to cover the third and final layer of noodles. So you put the remaining noodles on top with a coating of sauce and remainder of cheese. Then place the thin slices of red, yellow, or green pepper for garnish.

3) The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees F. Bake about 50 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 - 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Notes
Enjoy!!!
Average Rating  (1)
Rated  by big24fanz on 12/18/2009 This is a great recipe! I substitute one can of the tomato sauce for one can of rotel. YUM!
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