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Fast & Easy Dinner: Tortilla Torta

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tortilla Torta

If you love enchiladas, you'll flip for this recipe. It takes all the classic chicken enchilada components and transforms them into layered dish-like lasagna.

Corn tortillas are covered with chicken, salsa, chilies, and cheese. A rotisserie chicken and purchased tomatillo salsa make it uncomplicated and quick to put together.

If you have them on hand, fresh tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and minced jalapenos are welcome additions to the dish. To look at the recipe — that both feeds and pleases a crowd —


Tortilla Torta

Tortilla Torta

Tortilla Torta


1 3 1/2- to 4-pound cooked chicken
1 16-ounce container plain yogurt
1 cup heavy cream
1 9-ounce package corn tortillas
1 16-ounce jar tomatillo salsa
2 4 1/2-ounce cans chopped chilies, drained
1 8-ounce package shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a 9-inch-square or 10-by-7-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Remove the chicken meat from the bones; coarsely chop.
  3. Combine the yogurt and cream in a bowl.
  4. Arrange a third of the tortillas in the baking dish and top with half the salsa, half the chicken, half the cream-yogurt mixture, 1 can of chilies, and a third of the cheese. Top with a third of the tortillas; the remaining salsa, chicken, cream-yogurt, and chilies; and a third of the cheese. Cover with the remaining tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more or until bubbly and the cheese is browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 8.

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seryscarlett seryscarlett 7 years
I made it tonight, using shrimp instead of chicken and adding a layer of refried beans. It tastes great, but turned out a little soupy. Next time, I'll use half the amount of yogurt and cream.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I made this tonight and it turned out really good. I baked mine a bit longer than the 25 minutes they suggested because the sauce wasn't hot enough. I also used a mixture of Monterey Jack and cheddar and it tasted great.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 7 years
Thanks for tonight's dinner recipe, Yum!! I am totally trying this.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
yummy.... my mom used to make a variation of this.... she called it- "chicken ole!"...
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
Oh, that looks so good! Bookmarked!
SeafoodLover SeafoodLover 7 years
Sounds great!
hkdkat hkdkat 7 years
Mmmmm I might have to try this tonight!
Food Food 7 years
Looks like my kind of meal. :drool:
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