King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

6 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Hearty, delicious and very satisfying.


1 medium Onion; chopped
1 bell pepper; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; minced
1 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 pound cooked chicken breast; chopped
1 10-oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 1/2 cups light sour cream
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons fresh thyme; minced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground
10 6-inch corn tortillas
8 ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese; shredded

Original recipe makes 6



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking dish and set aside.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Saute onion and bell pepper 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and saute briefly, until golden. Remove from heat.

Dissolve cornstarch into chicken broth, then add into skillet. Add next 8 ingredients (milk powder through pepper) to skillet and mix well.

Tear 5 corn tortillas into 1? pieces and layer bottom of baking dish. Pour half of chicken mixture into dish and top with half of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.

If desired, garnish with chopped tomatoes, green onions or jalapeno peppers.

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I used Campbell's condensed chicken soup and didn't add any water . I also added some courgettes as we were short on chicken. The result was quite firm. Served it with salad for a good balance!
amywilliams1 4y ago

Very good! And no one would ever guess it has so little fat and calories. Thank you!
Geis2003 4y ago

This was ok but bad for left overs. Getting dry powdered milk was a pain, 5 different stores. It was really wet with soggy tortillas but tasted ok. I'm pregnant and work full-time with 2 kids, we like to eat it the next day for lunch... Bad idea! It was super soggy with the tortillas disinergrating to mush and I couldn't send them to school with something that there's no way I would ever eat. Ok the first meal but this is a no leftover kinda meal
NurseNikki 5y ago

Using rotisserie chicken adds great flavor. Sauté onions and peppers with a little butter also. For a kick add a dash of cayenne pepper.
6Tfive427cobra 5y ago

Good combination of ingredients.
trentsmill 6y ago

For instructions with photos, see [I posted this recipe.]
digigirltx 7y ago

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