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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Chicken And Corn Tortilla Lasagne

This recipe was inspired by my Roshi Pie recipe. I had some left over roast chicken ( I always try to make sure I have  left overs when I do roast chicken. Anyway, I saw this recipe of Chicken and Sweet corn Canneloni in one  of the magazines I had and wondered if I can try this  and use tortillas and make a sort of Lasagne style dish.
 Ready made tortilla's were easily available during the Ramadhan and I made sure I stocked up with them , so they were at hand when I needed to make some quick sandwich wraps or for days when I am just plain lazy to make Roshi. But I won't use the traditional Maldivian roshi for this recipe, but if you are, I would roll them slightly thicker  than  the usual roshi , which are quite thin and will end up too mushy to enjoy.

Recipe : Chicken And Corn Tortilla

serves 4-5

3 large ( about 8-10 inch ones), ready made Tortillas ( or slightly thick Roshi or chapati , cooked)
1/2 cup sweet corn kernals, canned or frozen
1/4 - 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves or nice handful of coriander leaves finely chopped
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 leek, sliced 
2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
1 small chicken stock cube 
1 cup cooked chicken meat, shredded
1 1/4 cups water ( or use chicken stock)

white sauce : 1 1/2 tbsp butter
                      1 1/2 plain flour
                      1 cup milk
                      big handful of grated chedder 
                      pinch salt and pepper

olive oil

Prepare chicken filling first by heating 2 tbsp of olive oil   and saute' the leeks and garlic till they soften. Add the tomatoes, scotch bonnet( if using) , curry leaves or coriander leaves and stir fry . Add a little water and let the vegetables soften a little.  

Add the shredded chicken, corn , tomato paste and  the chicken stock. ( if using the stock cube crumble it in and add water. )

shredded chicken
Stir and let it simmer  , taste add salt and pepper. Let the mixture reduce till almost all the water is gone with just a little liquid in it.  Cool.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a low heat, add the flour and stir well to mix the flour and butter. Slowly add the milk , whisking all the time. Cook over a medium heat, till bubbling and starts to thicken, whisking all the while, if it gets too thick add 1/4 cup more of milk to loosen it up.  Stir in Grated cheese, taste and add salt if necessary and ground black pepper. Let it cool.

Preheat oven to  about 200 degree C.

Now to assemble, Take a 10 inch  pie dish, Grease the bottom of the tray with 1 tablespoon of  olive oil. Spread  a little of the chicken mixture  and then a tortilla. Spoon some chicken mixture on top of the tortilla, add another  tortilla on top,   the remaining chicken mix and the third tortilla on top. 

Spoon the cheese sauce on top of the  final tortilla , a thin layer of sauce . Pop in the oven for about  30 minutes till the sauce is bubbling and the top turns a nice golden colour. 

Let it cool for 10 minutes and  slice and serve with a nice green salad. 



  1. Great idea using corn tortilla to make sure looks delicious Nammi.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

  2. They are not corn tortillas just flour ones but i used the corn in the filling

  3. That's a nice idea of making tortila lasagna... looks delicious...

  4. How could I miss this recipe? I love the idea of using tortilla instead of pasta to make this Italian classic. So delicious and comforting, Nammi.

  5. When seeing your recipes, I often think that they are so child friendly, most of them are things I just know my kids would love as well. This recipe is no exception, they would be crazy about it.

    1. I have two boys under 10 so i always go for things the whole family can enjoy

  6. All my favorite things! Love this twist on lasagna!! Delicious!


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