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Best King Ranch Ever Recipe
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Best King Ranch Ever

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"A family staple meal that has been in the monthly rotation for several years now and is still asked for quite often. This is great either served with refried beans and chips as a Mexican dish or with corn and steamed green beans as a casserole."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, diced tomatoes with green chiles and juice, chicken broth, onion, and canned green chiles together in a bowl, stirring until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place 1/3 of the tortilla strips in a layer into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish; top with 1/3 of the chicken mixture. Repeat layers twice more; sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese on top of the casserole.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is golden brown and casserole is bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. If casserole is still slightly runny, let stand 5 to 10 minutes until firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 25, 2013

I've been using this recipe for years but I always add a chopped green or red pepper and substitute the hot Rotel tomatoes since we like things a little spicier. Sometimes I use chopped jalapenos instead of the green chilis for some added heat. You can also use flour tortillas instead of corn and it's just as good, maybe even better since the corn tortillas can be a bit tough sometimes. You can also substitute cream of celery soup which I often do when I don't have cream of chicken. It's a very flexible recipe. My family has enjoyed this recipe for years.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 01, 2014

If you substitute flour tortillas for the corn, double the amount of tortillas you use. I made it last night and the tortillas had almost dissolved; however, the casserole has great flavor and I will be trying to make it again.

Feb 24, 2013

Easy, delicious, made a couple small changes due to lack of ingredients in pantry -- but came out great. Served with Frito Scoops on the side.

Mar 05, 2013

I don't know what I expected, but, this was really good. I didn't expect it to be that good. Thanks. I might cook the onions and mixture a little bit next time...but, there will definitely be a next time.

Aug 01, 2013

This was VERY good... in fact before I could get a chance to plate everyone's dinner, my hungry husband grabbed a plate and I got a thumbs up. Now... the only critique I have is that it should probably be cooked a little longer, or the onions should be cooked with the chicken because they weren't quite fully cooked when we ate them. The only variant I did from this recipe was sprinkle a small layer of cheese in between my layers (think lasagna) But a GREAT recipe that had my husband stuffing himself until he couldn't eat anymore, and I had 2 plates, myself!

Jan 20, 2014

great for a go too King Ranch Chicken. Easiest one I have made but taste as good as the Southern Living one I have been making for years that is a lot more involved!

Jan 23, 2014

An old time favorite I have not cooked in years. Little too spicy for my sensitive stomach so will cut back on the chiles and Rotel next time. One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to change ingredients around to suit your taste.

Nov 20, 2013

My mom made this occasionally and used tortilla chips instead for a crunchy effect which was great. Always have loved this dish!


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  • Calories
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1048 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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