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Pampered Chef: Does anyone think the Mexican Chicken Lasagna tastes kinda doughy?

  1. krackley

    krackley Member

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    I'm planning to do it at a show on Thursday, so I made it over the weekend for my family - my husband said it wasn't the usual "show-stopper" recipes I normally do at shows - something about a casserole not being that dramatic.

    I always take his advice, but then I'm doing a show for a bunch of moms who want to save time and money!

    (ummm. . and I want to sell some DCB!!)

    Has anyone tried this at a show - what have been your responses to it?
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  2. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I've never made it at a show, made it once at home and my family didn't really love it (me either) so I never offer it at shows.
     
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  3. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I don't care much for it either.

    I usually do the Incredible 30 Minute Chicken, or the Chicken Fajitas, or I cook chicken breasts to use for Jerk Chicken Nachos, or to make Pulled Chicken BBQ sandwiches.
     
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  4. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I've made it at several shows and my hosts and guests LOVE it! I personally use whole wheat tortillas when I make it at home, MH is not a fan of mexican and he loves it as well :)

    It has ALWAYS been a hit when I've made it at a show.
     
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  5. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

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    BIG hit at shows AND I had company over (9 of us). Made that with some bread and a salad and everyone RAVED over it!!!
     
  6. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    We love it around here - and it's great the next day...cold!!
     
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  7. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Make sure you are using corn tortillas not flour ones, that maybe why it tastes doughy.
     
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  8. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    corn tortillas are the way to go!
     
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  9. taterbug

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    In my experience, hosts and guests love it; personally, I don't care that much for it. One thing I do a little different is to add some salsa.
    If your goal is to promote the DCB, I haven't found anything easier than the Mini BBQ Chicken Sandwiches; they are very good and hosts/guests are always impressed with that recipe.
     
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  10. My DS wasn't a big fan of the Mexican Chicken Lasagna. He said it was too "saucy". I think I may try again and take Kimberly's suggestion of using salsa and back off a bit on the enchilada sauce.

    My personal faves in the DCB are the Chicken Fajitas. Super fast, easy, and tasty. It shows quite a bit of products and the wow factor of having it out of the microwave and ready in under 20 minutes is always a huge hit! I haven't tried the mini BBQ Chicken sandwiches, but they sound good too.
     
  11. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    We LOVE it!!! But - the flour tortilla's do make it doughy, and I don't add the cilantro AND I use spicy green sauce instead of red. That is the best thing about PC recipes - you can tweek them to your taste.
     
  12. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I use a smaller can of sauce and less tortillas than the recipe actually calls for - instead of four on a layer I do three and one of them is cut in half to fit the spaces where needed. It was too saucy for me the first time but making the adjustment of a smaller can of sauce and adding some extra cheese did the trick.

    And it is fabulous the next day - although I didn't try it cold.
     
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  13. Fluffy215

    Fluffy215 Member Gold Member

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    The first time I had this was at our cluster meeting and it was disgusting. I don't know what they did wrong but I could not eat it and I actually swore I would never use or have that recipe again. However, I ended up getting some of the recipe cards in error and was told to keep them. For some reason I decided to make it myself and it was delish. My DH (who hates mexican food) loved it. So now I make it once a month. I wonder if they did use the flour tortillas or what because it was just unedible, in my opinion anyway. Others were eating it but there was no way I could take more than two bites LOL
     
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  14. shorelinecef

    shorelinecef Novice Member

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    I've made it for a couple of shows and it was a big hit at both. I have sold DCBs from it. One show was for 20 people, so I made two and served sour cream and chopped avocados (using the avocado peeler - which people LOVE) alongside. I think I sold three at that show.
    First show had their doubts about the amount of onions, but they still liked it. Second show had no onion qualms at all. I would only use corn tortillas. I have done it with chicken breasts sprinkled with the Southwest Seasoning and roasted in the oven, with rotisserie chicken and also with store-bought "grilled" chicken strips. All great.
    Good luck!
     
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  15. lpacker

    lpacker Member

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    I have made it with a pound of ground beef, browned vs. the chicken and we really liked it.
     
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  16. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    I made it twice and it was a HUGE hit! My mother-in-law must ask about it everyday and my dad had to buy one! I bought the tortillas it called for...I can't remember if they were corn or not but I know I had to search in the grocery store for them...not in the "American" Mexican food section!
     
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  17. laurichef

    laurichef Member Gold Member

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    Substitute Black beans (canned, drained and rinsed) for the chicken for the vegetarians in your life (or during Lent).
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  18. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    GREAT idea Lauri!!
     
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  19. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    You have to use corn tortillas - the recipe specifically calls for them. Flour tortillas are not meant to be baked in anything saucy! They totally break down into a doughy mess! And they taste really weird when that happens! YUCK! I have made it quite a few times and never have any complaints or leftovers for that matter! Everyone I have made it for loves it.
     
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  20. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Also, you usually can find thick and thin corn tortillas. USE THE THIN ONES!
     
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