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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Chef John

Chef John

From what I hear, it's impossible to go to any sort of potluck in Texas and not see one of these.

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  • Calories:
  • 481 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 1010 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Saute onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper in hot oil until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Combine onion-pepper mixture, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, sour cream, cumin, ancho chile powder, oregano, and chipotle chile powder together in a large bowl and stir until sauce is well-combined.
  4. Spread a few tablespoons of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread 1/2 the chicken over the sauce. Spread about half the sauce over the chicken and top with 1/3 the cheese. Spread a layer of tortillas over the cheese. Spread remaining 1/2 the chicken over the tortillas, and top with almost all of the remaining sauce, reserving 1/2 cup sauce. Top with 1/3 the cheese, remaining tortillas, the reserved 1/2 cup sauce, and remaining 1/3 cheese.
  5. Bake casserole in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 40 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil the casserole until top is golden, 2 to 3 minutes more.
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Gramak7
103

Gramak7

3/24/2014

Wonderful dish, used artcat's idea and put pepperjack cheese on top - nice touch to a good dish. Thank you artcat - as for Doug_B there is nothing on this site that says you "have" to try a recipe - if you look at the ingredients and don't like them then just move on, there is absolutely no call to be rude.

bbqstud
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bbqstud

3/24/2014

Great recipe with unlimited ingredient changes per your individual tastes. One comment; Doug B why don't you get off this site if you have noting constructive to say. Seems like you are only a lowly Troll. You have no hobbies, no interests, no picture, no cooking preferences, etc. so why chime in with your negative comment...without even trying the recipe?

artcat
67

artcat

3/17/2014

Wow. I haven't made this dish in ages. This particular recipe, and there are lots of them out there, surpasses any I've had before. It might be a little more work but it's totally worth it. The only change I made was putting a final layer of 6 deli slices of pepper jack cheese before baking. Yum!!!!

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