King Ranch Chicken

trish wilson

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@trwilson

great recipe


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Serves:

6 to 8

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR SAUCE

3 Tbsp
butter
2 clove
large garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
chili powder
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
3/4 c
chicken stock or chicken broth
3/4 c
buttermilk
salt and pepper, to taste

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 large
bell pepper, chopped
1 medium
poblano pepper, chopped
2
plum tomatoes, peeled,seeded and chopped(or 1/2cup canned tomatoes,drained)
1/4 c
diced green chiles
3 to 4 c
chicken, cooked, coarsely shredded
1/3 c
green onion including tops chopped

CANOLA OIL FOR SOFTENING TORTILLAS

8 TORTILLAS

2 CUPS GRATED LONGHORN OR MONTERY JACK CHEESE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9*13 baking dish.
2
Make the sauce by melting the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and saute for a minute or two.Raise heat to medium. Quickly sprinkle in the flour and stir to mix. Pour a small amount of the chicken broth, stirring constantly to remove lumps. Gradually add the remaining chicken broth and the buttermilk and continue stirring until sauce has thickened, 3 or 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
3
Make the filling by warming a heavy skillet over medium heat. Then adding olive oil. Saute the chopped onion, green pepper, poblano, chiles and tomatoes until onion is transparent, about 4 to 5 min. Add the chicken and green onion to the mix and combine it well.Remove from heat.
4
In a small skillet, heat about half an inch of canola oil. Using tongs dip the tortilla in the hot oil one at a time for just a few seconds. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 4 of the softened tortillas. Layer the remaining ingredients in following order:
Half chicken/ vegetable mixture
Half of grated cheese
Half the sauce
The remaining 4 softened tortillas
the remaining chicken/ vegetable mix
the remaining grated cheese
the remaining sauce
5
Bake for 30 min at 350 or until casserole is cook through annd bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken