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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (10.75 ounces) can condense cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounces) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 ounces) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL(R))
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 cooked chicken, torn into shreds or cut into chunks
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 10 corn tortillas, cut into quarters

How To Make King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Saute onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper in hot oil until warmed through, about 2 minutes.

Combine onion-pepper mixture, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, sour cream, cumin, ancho chile powder, oregano, and chipotle chile powder together in a large bowl and stir until sauce is well-combined.

Spread a few tablespoons of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread 1/2 the chicken over the sauce. Spread about half the sauce over the chicken and top with 1/3 the cheese. Spread a layer of tortillas over the cheese. Spread remaining 1/2 the chicken over the tortillas, and top with almost all of the remaining sauce, reserving 1/2 cup sauce. Top with 1/3 the cheese, remaining tortillas, the reserved 1/2 cup sauce, and remaining 1/3 cheese.

Bake casserole in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 40 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil the casserole until top is golden, 2 to 3 minutes more.

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