King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken Recipe

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Betty Smith


My family loves this meal.


★★★★★ 2 votes

six or more
45 Min
45 Min


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chicken steamed and boned and cut into bite size pieces
2 c
grated cheddar cheese
1 large
onion diced and cooked in butter till tender
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can(s)
diced rotel tomatoes and green chilies
parmesan cheese
10 or 12
corn tortillas torn into bite size pieces
salt and pepper to taste
up to 1 c
chicken broth if needed


How to Make King Ranch Chicken


  • 1Cook, bone and chop chicken and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2Dice and cook onion in a bit of butter till somewhat tender, then add to chopped chicken.
  • 3Add other ingredients and mix well.
  • 4Spray a deep baking dish with non-stick cooking spray then cover the bottom with torn pieces of corn tortillas. Spread a layer of chicken mixture over the tortillas till covered then add another layer of torn bite size pieces of tortillas. Continuing layering ending with the chicken mixture on top.
  • 5Generously sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the last layer.
  • 6At this point it may be frozen or will keep in the refrigerator for several days. You may also bake it now.
  • 7If frozen let it thaw before baking. If rrefrigerated let it sit out about 30 minutes before putting it in a hot oven.
  • 8Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 45 minutes until sides bubble and top is nicely browned. Let it sit about five minutes before serving.
  • 9I serve this dish with a salad of lettuce, chopped green onions and fresh tomato. Just before serving I open and rince the sauce off a can of Ranch Style Beans (original) and drain well. At the last minute toss beans and salad with a few Frito corn chips (small size)with your favorite Catalina dressing. (I use fat free or reduced fat)
  • 10I have never been able to make enough to have left overs! My family loves it.

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About King Ranch Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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