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Does anyone think the Mexican Chicken Lasagna tastes kinda doughy?

krackley

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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?
 

ChefPaulaB

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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.
 

ChefBeckyD

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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.
 

kdangel518

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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.
 

smspamperedchef

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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.

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!!!
 

wadesgirl

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

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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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.
 

Crystal Patton

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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.
 

pcsharon1

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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.
 

Fluffy215

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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
 

shorelinecef

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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!
 

dkitten13

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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!
 

laurichef

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

pampered1224

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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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