Betty's Classic King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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May. 02, 2012

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Classic King Ranch Casserole. This dish has been around a long time in the U.S., and this is a simple, basic version. The recipe is influenced by Southwestern cooking, and the dish is quite a lot like an enchilada casserole.


3 pepper and onion blend
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Cooked chicken 3 Cup (48 tbs) , chopped or shredded
Cream of chicken soup 10 3/4 Ounce
Cream of mushroom soup 10 3/4 Ounce
Chicken broth 10 3/4 Ounce
Diced tomatoes with chilies 10 Ounce , undrained (Rotel brand is quite often used)
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Garlic salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Corn tortilla 10 , cut into 1
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2
Cooking oil spray 1/2 Teaspoon



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

2. Grease a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish with cooking oil spray.


3. Place a saucepan over medium flame, heat olive oil and saute frozen 3-pepper and onion blend until softened.

4. Into a large mixing bowl, drain and transfer the pepper onion mixture.

5. Add cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, chili powder, and garlic salt. Mix well.

6. Into the prepared baking dish, ladle 1/3 of the chicken mixture and spread evenly.

7. Evenly spread 1/3 of the corn tortilla squares over the top.

8. Sprinkle 1/3 of the shredded Cheddar cheese on top of tortilla squares and repeat the layers ending with cheese.

9. Pop the dish in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.


10. Remove from oven and serve hot.


You may substitute 3 pepper and onion blend with 1 chopped onion plus ½ chopped green bell pepper, ½ chopped red bell pepper, and ½ chopped yellow bell pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8