King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken Recipe

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Pat Campbell


Very good recipe. Little bit of work, but worth the effort. Got recipe from a local newspaper in West Texas. There is a "King Ranch" in Texas. I am sure that anyone who tries this recipe will really enjoy it.My family likes only the breast of the chicken. Good deal, less to de-bone. Recipe is very easy to double, or more. I always, at least doubled it.


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makes 8 x 12 inch pan
35 Min
30 Min


  • 1
    chicken, boiled and deboned, or 2-3 large breasts
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    green pepper, chopped
  • 1
    large bag fritoes, wilted in 1 cup hot chicken broth
  • 1
    can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can
    rotel tomatoes
  • 12 oz
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    each, garlic powder, salt, & pepper

How to Make King Ranch Chicken


  1. After wilting fritoes in large bowl with hot chicken broth, spread in bottom of 8 x 12 inch pan. Spread chicken on top, if using breast, shred, then layer onion, green pepper and half of grated cheese.
  2. In saucepan, heat together both soups, tomatoes and seasoning. Pour hot mixture over ingredients in pan and top with rest of cheese.
  3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or till heated through and cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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About King Ranch Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtags: #cheese, #fritoes

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