Budget Friendly King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken Recipe
Budget Friendly King Ranch Chicken Recipe

Guest Post by Cheryl Siens

Although I’ve known about King Ranch Chicken my whole life, I had never eaten it until about 2 years ago when my daughter came home from a mission trip raving about one of the dishes they ate. She is my picky eater who doesn’t like anything, so I thought I better jump on this one!  I called the lady who made the dish for the kids (actually, I cornered her at a marriage conference, but that’s another story) and got the recipe from her.  Now I’m making this frugal, delicious casserole at least once a month.

KING RANCH CHICKEN

 Ingredients:

  • 1 Cooked chicken (or 3-4 cooked chicken breasts)
  • Corn tortillas
  • 2 cans cream of chicken
  • 1 can cream of celery
  • 2 cans Ro-Tel tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Corn tortillas

Directions:

  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces
  2. Mix soups and Ro-Tel tomatoes together (don’t dilute soups, but use all the juice from tomatoes)
  3. Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray
  4. Put about ½ cup of soup mixture in the bottom of dish.
  5. Tear tortillas into 4-5 pieces and layer in bottom-on top of soup mix.
  6. Top with soup mix, enough to cover tortillas
  7. Next layer is chicken, then cheese.
  8. Repeat tortillas, soup, chicken & cheese until all used up.
  9. At this point you can freeze or refrigerate.
  10. Bake at 350˚ for 30 to 45 minutes or until it bubbles throughout.

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9 thoughts on “Budget Friendly King Ranch Chicken”

  1. I make this casserole using crushed Ranch flavor Doritos instead of tortillas. Gives the dish some crunch and adds texture. I always have enough leftover for lunch the next day.

  2. To stretch it further you can always put this over pasta too. My family likes egg noodles best. But pasta takes up more room than tortillas.

  3. To stretch it further you can always put this over pasta too. My family likes egg noodles best. But pasta takes up more room than tortillas.

  4. To stretch it further you can always put this over pasta too. My family likes egg noodles best. But pasta takes up more room than tortillas.

  5. I make this but it’s even easier if you just stir it all together (reserve a little of the cheese) and place in the casserole dish with some cheese sprinkled on top.

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