Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake

This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family. You can have all the flavors with less calories…feeling great about what you’re serving your family while still enjoying comfort food. Win win!

This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family.

If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know I had the awesome opportunity to go to San Diego in May with Old El Paso. Not only was it an amazing and fabulous good time (SO MUCH FOOD), I was also so honored to meet the other official Old El Paso partners and learn more about the brand. It really was the best two days, and I came back with so many ideas of how to use their delicious products. Tortillas, beans, jalapeños, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, taco boats, the list goes on and on. Where to start??FullSizeRenderThis Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family. This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family.After learning about their fresh ingredients, fun perspectives on Mexican food, and just completely falling in love with Old El Paso, I came home and stocked my pantry with almost every product I could find at the grocery store. This Chicken Mexican Lasagna bake uses three of my favorites, their soft tortillas, jalapeños, and taco seasoning. Mexican food is my ultimate weakness, so you guys are in for a treat as I try out more of their products throughout the year!mexican lasagna (1 of 2)

This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family.

The best part of this Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is that it’s deceptively healthy!

I KNOW! It’s even got a secret ingredient in there to make you strong (SHH — IT’S SPINACH!). I topped it all with some plain greek yogurt, a great substitute when trying to make Mexican food a bit less caloric. You’ll never miss the sour cream!

This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family. This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family.I have a feeling this easy meal will be made quite often at our house. It’s the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal, and also a great option for making the night before and just heating up when you’re ready to chow down. And believe me, you’ll chow down.

This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family. This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family.For more amazing recipes and fun recipe inspiration, be sure to go to Old El Paso’s blog. I’m blown away by people’s creativity, so many awesome ideas on that site. And if you want to see me being awkward on camera, check out the video below from my trip to San Diego, so fun!

This Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake is relatively guilt-free and SO delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal with the entire family.Enjoy!


Serves 6-8

Skinny(er) Chicken Mexican Lasagna Bake

15 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb shredded rotisserie chicken, fully cooked
  • 12 Old El Paso soft tortillas (small)
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese
  • FOR GARNISH: plain greek yogurt or low fat sour cream, more cilantro, and Old El Paso jalapenos

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the taco seasoning with the chicken. Set aside.
  4. In a food processor or blender, combine spinach, cilantro, and salsa. Pulse until fully chopped and combined.
  5. Layer 6 tortillas into the bottom of your casserole dish, overlapping slightly.
  6. Cover with one cup cheese, the half of the beans, half of the corn, and half of the chicken. Take one cup of the spinach mixture and cover the chicken.
  7. On the second layer, start with tortillas, then beans, then corn, then chicken, and finally the spinach mixture. Top with the remaining cheese.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Remove foil and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the top is browned to your liking.
  10. Serve warm topped with jalapenos, greek yogurt (or low fat sour cream) and more cilantro.
  11. Enjoy!
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Calories
294 cal
Fat
16 g
Carbs
9 g
Protein
30 g


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[email protected] Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
I love anything that is Skinnier! I should eat this so I can get skinny. Great recipe thanks for sharing!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
Any Mexican food is number one in my books! How neat you got to go on a trip with such a lucrative brand?! Awesome!!
    Becky Hardin
    ME TOO! Any Mexican food is my fave. It was such a fun trip, thanks so much for stopping by Kacey!
Kate @ Diethood
HOW FUN! You girls look amazing! Take me with you next time!! ;-) This sounds so good! I love any excuse to make lasagna!
    Becky Hardin
    KATE!!!! My new BFF!! Thanks for stopping by lady, I already miss the fun times from Eat Write Retreat! We need to plan the next meetup soon! I just bought a ticket for Chopped Con in KC (october) YOU SHOULD COME!!
Tonia from TheGunnySack
What a great time! I love making Mexican food for my family and this sounds perfect!
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron
What a fun sounding trip! I love Old El Paso, and this lasagna looks amazing! Such a fun way to enjoy Mexican flavors ;)
Anetta @ The Wanderlust Kitchen
Wow, this recipe looks amazing! I can't wait to see more of what you cook up this year :)
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
oh my goodness! that trip sounds like it would have been a blast! and you have me intrigued by old el paso! this looks incredible!
    Becky Hardin
    You will love them Krista! Their tortillas only have 4 ingredients, and they're trying to cut down to three! They are awesome.
[email protected] Cravings
You ladies look awesome! I love mexican, next to ice cream it's my favorite. I love how you used spinach! So sneaky and clever!
Ana | Espresso My Kitchen
This Skinny (er) lasagna looks yummy. I love replacing sour cream with greek yogurt. AND your SD trip sounds like it was an amazing trip. . I lived in San Diego for many years and oh how I miss it! there is no place like it :) Pinning this!
    Becky Hardin
    I'm so jealous you lived there! I loved it!! Thanks for stopping by Ana :)
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
Your trip to San Diego sounds like it went really well! This lasagna bake is such a fun summer meal!
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