King Ranch Chicken

1
trish wilson

By
@trwilson

great recipe

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make King Ranch Chicken

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.

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About King Ranch Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken




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