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King Ranch Casserole

King Ranch Casserole is a classic casserole that contains lots of chicken, corn tortillas, all in a spicy cheese sauce. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Recipes, King Ranch Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 306kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 ounces pimento peppers drained
  • 2 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cans 4 ounces - green chilies
  • 4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 ounces chicken broth
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese


  • Cook onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of cooking oil until they are tender. Remove from heat and stir in pimiento, chilies, and jalapeno peppers. Set aside. Cook tortillas one at a time, in about 1/4 inch cooking oil in a medium skillet until tortillas are crisp, turning once. 
  • Drain on paper towels and set aside. Melt butter in another saucepan. Stir in flour, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken broth all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more; remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. 
  • Arrange six of the tortillas, over lapping slightly, in an ungreased 3 quart rectangular baking dish. Top with half of the chicken, and half of the cheese. Repeat layers. Cover loosely with foil. Bake in a 350 degree often for 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 12 servings.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 17.4% | Vitamin C: 25% | Calcium: 19.9% | Iron: 6.6%
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