How to make Mexican Lasagna with Pulled Chicken -

A good Mexican Lagna with pulled chicken is a great recipe to have in your go-to recipe collection! It can be eaten as it is or as part of a brunch, or it can be used in many other recipes

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is by 'Chef-Vikas-Seth'

Main Ingredients : Tortilla chips (तौरतिया चिप्स ), Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

Mexican Lasagna with Pulled Chicken

Mexican Lasagna with Pulled Chicken Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Mexican Lasagna with Pulled Chicken Recipe

  • Tortilla chips /nachos as required

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 100 grams

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

  • Roasted tomato salsa

  • Tomatoes 3-4 medium

  • Whole onion with peel 1/2 medium

  • Green chillies stems removed 4-5

  • Whole garlic cloves with peel 3-4

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Spicy cheese sauce

  • Paprika 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cheddar cheese grated 50 grams

  • Fresh cream 50 millilitres

  • Salt to taste

  • Sour cream

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream (3-4 tablespoons) 50 millilitres

  • Salt a pinch

  • Pulled chicken

  • Boneless chicken 200 grams

  • Garlic cloves chopped 5-6

  • Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Paprika 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onion powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 teaspoon + for searing

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

To make roasted tomato salsa, heat a non-stick pan. Add tomatoes, onion, green chillies, garlic cloves and oil and roast on low heat for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, peel onion and garlic and blend alongwith tomatoes, chillies and salt into a coarse mixture. Transfer the salsa into a bowl.

Step 3

To make spicy cheese sauce, heat cream, cheese, salt and paprika in a deep non-stick pan. Mix well and simmer till the cheese melts and the sauce thickens, stirring once a while. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4

To make sour cream, combine cream, lemon juice and salt in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Whisk well till thick.

Step 5

To make pulled chicken, cut chicken into small pieces and put in a bowl. Add garlic, Tabasco sauce, paprika, cumin powder, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon oil and salt and mix well. Refrigerate to marinate for 2-3 hours.

Step 6

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Add marinated chicken pieces and sear till fully cooked from both sides. Remove from heat and pull the chicken into smaller pieces with the help of a fork.

Step 7

Spread a generous portion of salsa in an oven proof dish. Spread some cheese sauce on top. Place some tortilla chips/nachos on top and add some of the pulled chicken on it. Spread some more salsa and cheese sauce on top. Top with another layer of tortilla chips/nachos, press a little and spread some more pulled chicken on top. Top with some more salsa, cheese sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Step 8

Put the dish on a baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake till the cheese melts.

Step 9

Garnish with coriander sprig and sour cream and serve immediately.

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