The King Ranch Casserole is a staple in Texas and is the epitome of Tex-Mex deliciousness. Many people believe the origin of the dish has to do with the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas, but according to the ranch owner's wife, that's not the case. We may not know where it came from, but we're sure glad to have it. We're also glad to have this scrumptious King Ranch Casserole recipe from Food Wishes.
The recipe for King Ranch Casseroles is pretty standard, but Food Wishes made a couple of changes that make a lot of difference. For instance, usually King Ranch Chicken Casserole recipes call for raw onion and peppers, but in this recipe, a quick two-minute sauté adds extra flavor.
The repeat layers of shredded cheddar cheese, chicken mixture and tortillas make King Ranch Chicken Casserole almost like a Texan lasagna. The taste is similar to chicken enchiladas, but in casserole form, all thrown into a baking dish to create the perfect mix of flavors.
This recipe is perfect for the whole family or when you have company over because it's always a crowd pleaser and honestly requires limited prep time. Can't say no to that!
- Meat from one cooked chicken
- 10 corn tortillas
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- Maybe throw in some black beans (get creative!)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 8 oz of cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1 can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt, maybe
For more details on this King Ranch Casserole recipe, head to Food Wishes.
This post was originally published on December 8, 2017.