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King Ranch Chicken Casserole topped with avocado
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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole has layers of corn tortillas, cheddar cheese, and a creamy chicken mixture. So much flavor and spice in this easy to make casserole.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword chicken casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 424kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup or 1 can condensed cream of chicken and 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup.
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12 corn tortillas, torn into quarters
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • sliced green onions, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
    Add onion, bell peppers, and jalapeno and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, condensed chicken soup, chicken broth, Rotel tomatoes, sour cream , cumin, chipotle chili powder, dried oregano, and onion/pepper mixture.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan. Cover the bottom with half the tortilla pieces.
  • Spread half the chicken mxture on top of the tortillas.
  • Sprinkle half the cheese on top.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Place in oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions (optional).


Calories: 424kcal