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Texas King Ranch Casserole

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Level: Intermediate

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Description

It’s a Texas THANG!

Ingredients

  • 1 can Rotel Tomatoes (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies, 10 Ounce Can)
  • 2 cans (10 Oz. Size) Cream Of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cups Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 2-½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Divided Use
  • 1 can (14 Oz. Size) Chicken Broth
  • 1 whole Chicken Cooked, Deboned, Cut Up
  • 12 whole Corn Tortillas Cut Into Quarters

Preparation

In a bowl add Rotel, soup, sour cream, cilantro, and 1 cup of cheese. Mix well. Slowly add in 1/2 can of the broth. Check consistency. It needs to be thicker than a pancake batter but not too thick. Add more broth if it seems to thick. I usually end up using the majority of the can. I can always add more cheese if I get it too thin.

In a 12 x 10 or so casserole dish ladle about 1/2 cup of the soup mixture into the dish and spread it around. Put one layer of tortillas on top of the sauce. Next place cut up cooked chicken on top of the tortillas. Don’t use all of the chicken as we will repeat this layer again. Ladle some of the soup mixture on top of the chicken. Continue with this layering; tortillas, chicken, and sauce until all ingredients are used up. You should end up with sauce on top. Take the remainder of the cheese and dump on top of the casserole!

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees (F) for about 45 minutes or until it browns and bubbles. Make sure the middle is hot too!

I serve this with a green salad, chips and salsa! Guacamole and pico de gallo are excellent with this as well! This serves 6-10 depending on the serving size. We are a family of 5 and we always have plenty left for breakfast! Yes I said breakfast! YUM! If you would prefer turkey instead of chicken that can be easily substituted with the same great taste.

So get to the kitchens Mamas! A hot meal is calling your name!

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momcooksglutenfree on 6.20.2010

I love this recipe!!! It reminds me so much of my mom’s King Ranch Chicken recipe when I was growing up! Comfort food!

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jrjarmer on 4.30.2010

This was very good and easy. I had to use one can of mushroom soup but it turned out very good thanks!

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ilvbakin on 4.20.2010

I made the yesterday and I LOVE it! I served it with chips and Ree’s salsa and some rice on the side.
This is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

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Bren on 3.28.2010

Just added this to the dinner line up for this week. Can’t wait to try it!

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lorib24 on 3.20.2010

I just made this for dinner tonight, very easy and it smells great! I am sure it will be a repeatable recipe…as far as for breakfast the next day, I totally see myself eating this in the morning as well! Thanks for the recipe!

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April Lloyd on 6.12.2011

This was so easy to make and the family loved it!

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sarahbee on 5.18.2010

It is such a Texas thing, and you did a great spin on it! It is, by far, one of the easiest King Ranch Chicken Casseroles I’ve ever made, and it was delicious – great job!!

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