HOT King Ranch Chicken

HOT King Ranch Chicken

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

A spicier version of the Original that is easy to make and tastes great!


1 package Corn Tortillas
1 can Hot RO*TEL
1 can Mild or Original RO*TEL
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
4 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
4 cups Chicken; Chopped
2 cups Tortilla Chips (Tostitos work best); Crushed
Sour Cream
1 Fresh or pickled Jalapenos

Original recipe makes 6



Cook chicken until done and cut into chunks. Spray a large casserole dish with PAM cooking spray and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix with a fork all soups, 2 cups of cheese and chicken together in a large bowl. Quarter the tortillas and place one layer (1/2 tortillas) along the bottom of greased casserole dish. Cover the tortillas completely with 1/2 the chicken, soup and cheese mixture. Repeat the tortilla layer and cover with the other 1/2 of the chicken, soup and cheese mixture. Place casserole in oven and bake ~~at; 350 until casserole is bubbling (40 minutes). Remove casserole and scatter crushed tortillas chips all over the top of casserole. Cover the tortilla chip layer with remainder of cheese. Place casserole back in oven and cook another 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and begins to turn golden and brown. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes to cool and set then serve. Garnish individual servings with sour cream or jalapenos to taste.

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Garnished with Sour Cream and Jalapeno

Calories Per Serving: 1155 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

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I added chili powder, cumin, salt, mexican oregano, cilantro, chopped onions, garlic, jalapenos, and black olives to the mixture. I cooked the chicken on the rotisserie and shredded it. I also made 3 layers with soft corn tortillas and mixtures, then topping with the crushed tortilla chips and cheese. I then topped it with shredded lettuce and fresh pico de gallo. It was incredible if I say so myself.
whayneneal 6y ago

Mixing the soups, chicken and cheese saves a lot of time and makes the consistency better throught the casserole [I posted this recipe.]
houtex75 6y ago

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