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original king ranch chicken


i've been making this for years - it's a family favorite and is classified as tex-mex. there are many variations of the original recipe - i've also tried to include some of those variations or options in my recipe. although, i, personally, believe the original is the best.


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  1. 1
  2. Boil chicken
  3. Remove meat from skin and bones
  4. 2
  5. "sometimes i will use 6-8 chicken breasts instead of whole chicken when im in a hurry"
  6. 3
  7. Saute onions and green pepper
  8. 4
  9. Mix with soups
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Cubed chicken
  12. And chicken broth
  13. 5
  14. Line bottom of pyrex casserole with six corn tortillas
  15. 6
  16. Add 1 / 2 of chicken / soup mixture
  17. Spread over tortillas
  18. Sprinkle grated cheese over mixture
  19. 7
  20. Then make another layer of six tortillas
  21. Chicken / soup mixture
  22. And cheese
  23. Cover with foil and bake at 250-300 f 1 hour until cheese is bubbly
  24. 8
  25. Please
  26. It turns out just as tasty
  27. 9
  28. "ive also substituted cheddar cheese
  29. As well as lite velveeta in place of the monterey jack cheese and it was all good"
  30. 10
  31. The original recipe uses corn tortillas
  32. Although some people prefer the flour
  33. I believe the corn gives it a better flavor myself
  34. For variety
  35. You can also omit the tortillas and use tortilla chips
  36. Or even noodles / pasta
  37. In their place
  38. "at one time or another
  39. Ive tried every variation - they are all good
  40. Although i am partial to the corn tortillas"
  41. 11
  42. Adding a can of black beans or corn
  43. Also takes it to another level and adding a few slicked black olives and a dollop of sour cream before serving makes a nice presentation

Step 29

Total Time in Minute 90

Ingredients Count 11

cooking original king ranch chicken

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Cream of chicken soup

Cream of mushroom soup

Rotel diced tomatoes

Chicken broth


Green pepper

Monterey jack cheese

Whole chicken

Corn tortillas

Tortilla chips


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