Southwestern Chicken Lasagna

Courtesy of: DeBoles
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Servings: 4
Prep: 15 min.
Cook: 60 min.
Total Time: 1 hr. 15 min


Surprise your family with this Southwestern take on a traditional Italian favorite. Swap in some new ingredients and add some spice to a weekly meal. It’s the perfect solve for the pasta vs. burrito debate.


  • 8-10 uncooked DeBoles Rice Lasagna
  • 1 lb coarsely grounded chicken
  • 1 egg or egg substitute
  • 2 cups low fat ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 1 cup reduced fat cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 cups cooked beans (kidney or pinto), mashed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup prepared picante sauce, divided in two
  • 1 small can chopped green chilis
  • 2 cups crushed stewed tomatoes


  1. Mix egg and both cheeses in bowl.
  2. Sauté chicken in skillet until cooked. Add coarsely mashed beans, water, cumin, garlic powder, ½ cup picante sauce and chilis.
  3. In separate bowl mix tomatoes and remaining ½ cup picante sauce.
  4. In 9”x 13” pan layer as follows: tomato sauce, noodles, chicken/ bean mixture, cheese mixture, then repeat.
  5. Cover and bake at 350° F for 1 hour or until done.