King Ranch Chicken






This King Ranch chicken is a casserole made with layers of corn tortillas, creamy chicken, vegetables and cheese, all baked to bubbly perfection. An easy dinner option that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups bell peppers finely diced – can use any color of a combination of colors
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 10 ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles do not drain
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 16 corn tortillas cut into squares
  • 4 cups shredded cheese cheddar, Monterey jack, or a blend
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves chopped
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9″x13″ pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and bell peppers to the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one more minute. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chili powder, ground cumin, cream of chicken soup, can of tomatoes and chicken to the pan. Stir until everything is combined and heated through.
  • Line the bottom of the dish with 1/3 of the tortillas. Spoon 1/3 of the chicken mixture over the tortillas and sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the chicken mixture.
  • Add another layer of tortillas and continue until all the layers have been added, ending with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes, then top with tomatoes and cilantro. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

Recipe can be halved and baked in a 9″ x 9″ square pan for a smaller group.