King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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For months now (maybe even years), I’ve come across recipes for King Ranch Chicken Casserole in various magazines, cookbooks, websites, and blogs.  I even saved a few in my pile to make a later time.  But, for some reason, I’ve never made it.  I don’t know why.

I decided it was time to try this recipe.  I was in the mood for a casserole — there’s something about casseroles and comfort food — so I thought, “what the heck?!”

Is It a Keeper?

Why, oh why, did I wait so long to make this recipe?  Everyone loved it!  It was creamy and cheesy with just a little hint of heat.  Mmmmm!  I really loved the flavor that the corn tortillas added.  There was even a debate about who got to take the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Another great thing about this recipe is you can make it ahead of time and freeze it (or stick it in the fridge).  Then, when you want to make it, thaw it overnight in the fridge and bake it off.  Next time, I’m making 2!  One to eat and one for another day.

Now that I’ve discovered this little gem of a recipe, I’ll be adding it to my list of regulars!  If you’ve never had this dish, I HIGHLY recommend making it!

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59 thoughts on “King Ranch Chicken Casserole”

  1. wow this looks great! yum!

    hey i do a blog hop on sundays called savory sundays and i would love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes!!

  2. THis is one of my favorite “go to” dishes. I used to fix it all the time for the guys…and the soccer team..and the bands…and the….. All the kids LOVED it! Now that they’re grown and in their own homes, many have called to ask how to prepare this dish.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe…and bringing back some wonderful memories to me…
    Jane (Artfully graced)

  3. I love King Ranch Chicken! So glad you reminded me to make it! I’m so glad you linked it to the Tuesday To Do party! Can’t wait to see what lovely you post next!

  4. wow, sounds really great…looks tasty! thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂 have a great weekend! -PinayMum – Mommy’s Life Around…

  5. I just found you and now and am your newest follower! Your blog is super fab and full of awesome inspiration. This recipe looks delish, thanks for the recipe.

  6. That looks really wonderful. I made this years ago. Loved it. I think I will make it again soon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I LOVE King Ranch Chicken and it always interests me how differently people make it. Yours looks delicious.

  8. Hi Christina,
    King Ranch Casserole is always a winner and your recipe looks very good. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  9. I make a recipe very similar to this but it’s called Salsa Chicken and Rice. I use rice instead of the tortillas and although the recipe calls for salsa I generally use the tomatoes with green chilies. It also calls for 4 cups of cheese. It makes a lot!


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