Rating: 4.79 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Layers of tortillas, chicken and vegetables with a creamy goat-cheese sauce create a lasagna-like Mexican casserole dish for an easy, healthy dinner the whole family will love.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2017

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Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
9
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place chicken in a medium skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the chicken to a clean cutting board and chop or shred with two forks.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, leek and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the leek is soft and starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Whisk milk and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to the pot. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, 3 1/2 minutes. Stir in spinach, jalapeños, goat cheese, salt and pepper; cook until the cheese melts and the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in the chicken.

  • Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 6 tortilla halves. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the filling over the tortillas. Repeat with 3 more layers of tortillas and 2 more layers of filling, ending with a layer of tortillas. Spread salsa on top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

  • Bake until hot and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 19.7g; carbohydrates 22.4g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 4.5g; fat 9.9g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 49.2mg; vitamin a iu 1558.2IU; vitamin c 5.7mg; folate 46.1mcg; calcium 163.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 61.7mg; potassium 489.2mg; sodium 280.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (10)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2017
This was very good! Easy to make. It was a great Sunday dinner! I used fresh roasted tomatillo salsa. That and the jalapeños gave it a nice hot flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2018
Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2021
I found this recipe last night and made it tonight. Followed the recipe to a T and it was AMAZING!!!! My husband and I both loved it! We topped it with cilantro sour cream, avocado, and freshly squeezed lime. PS I never usually comment on recipes but this was so good that I actually made an account to thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2017
This was amazingly good. The pickled jalapenos made it slightly spicy but what a wonderful cream sauce. Since we were only feeding two we split the recipe in to two small 8x8 glass dishes. Baked both one for now and one for the freezer. Wonderful recipe as directed I don't think any changes are required. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2020
This is an incredibly good casserole with incredible flavor. I cut the spice just a bit by using mild salsa verde and cutting the amount of jalapeños in half. This is company-worthy! I'm always asked for the recipe and never have any leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2017
The whole family loved this! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2019
This was too spicy for my family but I'm going to try again without the jalepenos and salsa verde. If you get past the "heat" the taste is actually very good. The goat cheese provides a tartness that pairs well with the leeks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2017
I've made this and it is really good. But... one pound of chicken for 9 servings? And 1/3 cup of cheese? I guess that's one way to keep the calories low... but I have made it a few times and I double the meat and cheese. Delicious that way! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2017
We had everything on hand except corn tortillas and leeks. I used flour tortillas for the layering and corn chips on the top layer (I didn't have enough of them to do all the layers).. I used onions for the leeks. My goat cheese was flavored with herbs. The chicken we used was left over from a roasted chicken the night before. It was delicious. We don't eat many casseroles but I did a search for goat cheese chicken spinach casserole (since that is what I wanted to use up) and this came up. My 16 year old son who doesn't eat much had seconds! Read More