King Ranch Chicken Casserole

  • arlmol Posted: 11/05/08
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    My family raved about this recipe. They decided that this one is indeed a keeper.

  • schimizn Posted: 11/05/08
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    I made the quick version of this dish last night using stewed low salt diced tomatoes with Jalapenos and Chipolte Chili Powder as substitutions. I also halved the recipe and it came our wonderful. It's a keeper!

  • redsox19762 Posted: 11/06/09
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    Texas girl, if you had read the recipe or made it you'd realize that the carrots and celery are simply for flavoring the chicken/broth when cooking it. They don't go into the casserole. Great recipe, I made a few subs but overall a nice comfort food meal.

  • Missie Posted: 03/01/09
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    All of my kids LOVED this! Other than omitting the cayenne pepper because I have kids with sensitive taste buds, I followed the recipe exactly. In the future I think I'd take the quick route and buy a roasted chicken and packaged chicken broth. I am also going to try the reduced fat soups. I think cilantro would be really good sprinkled on before serving. We topped with a little sour cream. It will be a staple for now on.

  • Karlamkarmo Posted: 09/20/09
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    Awesome! I did a healthier version with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked it in low sodium chicken broth instead of the water (but still included the veggies). I used low sodium/low fat soups and I couldn't find the tomato mix so used regular diced tomatos and a small can of the chilies. It turned out delish!

  • marlies77 Posted: 02/18/10
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    good recipe, not great

  • chef1greg Posted: 02/21/11
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    This is a good, solid recipe of a Mexican-style chicken casserole. Instead of the cream-of-mushroom and cream-of-chicken soup, I used two packages of Trader Joe's cream-of-portabello-mushroom soup and it was great. It's even better as leftovers the second day after all the flavors settle together.

  • DebinAZ Posted: 12/15/09
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    My family adored this!!! Husband and High school son had 3 helpings... and made me commit to keeping it in the repertoire. I followed the recipe, but cheated with two rotisserie chickens from the store (not one) then just used chicken broth and I added diced jalapenos ( just a bit ) from a can. Don't make this unless you want to hear what an amazing wife and mother you are. : )

  • gretcheepoo Posted: 02/08/11
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    My husband and I thought this was really tasty. I used some of the quick-and-easy tips and it definitely sped up the process quite a bit. I liked how it has a southwestern bite, but still likable for people who don't like southwestern or Mexican food.

  • DeeMonty Posted: 09/22/09
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    Excellent, tasty casserole! Lightened it up a bit with low-sodium, low-fat soups. Also, used EVOO instead of butter. Will use rotisserie chicken from store to speed up recipe next time.

  • Lcooks Posted: 04/23/09
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    What a hit! My husband does not usually like cassaroles because of the texture, but he loved it! I will definitely make this recipe many times again! It was easy to make, and with pinto beans it makes a great meal!

  • stellacorona Posted: 10/25/10
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    very good! cut recipe in half. used lime tortilla chips, chicken soup, and poached 1# chicken breast in broth then shredded. picky child loved! think the lime chips are the secret.

  • Carol212 Posted: 01/29/09
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    FIrst - this is so fifties. Two cans of soup?! Are you kidding me? This must be loaded with so much salt, you've gotten your daily ration in one helping. Second - I agree with the gal from Texas. There are some ingredients in this that make it less than authentic. I am truly not impressed with very many of the casserole recipes listed on this site. They should all be updated to use fresh ingredients not canned & processed junk!

  • kindred1 Posted: 10/31/09
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    Wonderful! Creamy and cheesy!! Will make often.

  • HungryYat Posted: 06/15/09
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    Good flavor! This one is a keeper. Next time I'll use fresh garden tomatoes and peppers instead of the canned stuff.

  • karen47 Posted: 05/01/09
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    I wish the carb count was encluded. My grandson is diabitic.

  • julala Posted: 05/26/09
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    This is now one of the absolute favorite dishes that I cook in our household. My husband and five year old son, who are both very picky, LOVE it. My son even chose this chicken casserole over mac-and-cheese! The only thing I did differently was to not add the carrots, celery and cumin. I am so excited to have found this recipe!

  • diva21 Posted: 09/17/09
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    I always prepare this casserole using the quick method and it is always a huge hit. It is a satisfying meal for the whole family.

  • HazPoco Posted: 10/06/10
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    It's Simple. It's Good. It's a no-brainer.

  • losingit4good Posted: 10/01/09
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    I used the crushed tortilla chips and cheated by using the deli chicken and chicken broth. WE LOVED THIS! I will definitely be making it again!!

  • dvsdvlb Posted: 05/24/10
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    None

  • StarV579 Posted: 04/07/10
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    This recipe is one of my very FAVORITE! My family loves me to cook this. It does take longer than 30 minutes to prepare but it's worth it if you have the time! USE FLOUR TORTILLAS INSTEAD OF CORN! have fun!

  • EAF2009 Posted: 11/27/09
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    This recipe is a keeper! I cook my chicken in a pressure cooker without the celery and carrots and it's still very delicious. That part can be done ahead of time making prep time really fast.

  • kycookingmom Posted: 09/30/10
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    This is the best Mexican casserole I have made to date. This recipe will be used often as it is already a favorite!

  • VCassidy Posted: 01/17/10
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    Disgusting! I followed the directions exactly as written. Tortillas were mushy inside and crunchy/chewy outside. Will not make again. This one ended up in the trash and I had to make PB&J for the family for dinner. :-(

  • grammy2 Posted: 03/02/10
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    Doubled this recipe for a large party. Everyone raved over the flavor. This is a keeper

  • missy8208 Posted: 02/19/11
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    Absolutely love it! Easy ingredients, easy to prepapre and delicious. This recipe needs to be in everyone's book at home. Great for dinner anytime of the week or to take to potluck. Enjoy!

  • dbuggy1 Posted: 01/11/11
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    This recipe got raves from my family. We all loved it!

  • CarolC1 Posted: 10/08/10
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    I made this King Ranch casserole last Sat when our kids & grandchildren came over. It was wonderful!!! Even my 91 year old mom liked it. I would definitely recommend it. It makes up to 10 servings . It's good for a potluck. I used all thigh meat , which was on sale in our area. I purchased 5 lbs. of chicken. Try it, you'll like it !!!

  • DorotGarlic Posted: 12/21/10
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    Team Dorot has adapted this recipe using the garlic and herbs, and the office slammed it down in record time ~ www.mydorot.com

  • CaraCook Posted: 01/19/11
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    I followed the recipe pretty much exactly except I did not have three cups of cheddar but I found a good size piece of smoked Gouda in my fridge and shredded some of that to make 3 total cups. The smoky taste of the Gouda was a great contribution! My husband and kids liked it. It made lots so I have been enjoying the leftovers for my lunch at work. Yummy!

  • wickiwoman Posted: 05/13/11
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    This one did not go over well with my family and we love recipes like this one normally. I was very excited to make it but in the end most of it ended up in the trash because no one would touch much of it. I would not suggest this recipe to anyone. If you want a good one do the green chili chicken casserole. That recipe is amazing and always asked for every month when we make up the menu.

  • tonymain3 Posted: 04/07/11
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    delicious+

  • charoulli Posted: 07/16/11
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    Everyone loved it on the table, but to my taste, it was only ok. I will make again because they loved it at the house, but I wouldn't give 5 stars to it.

  • deliciouspic Posted: 08/07/11
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    i love it.... mmmm...yummy.....

  • CarrieGearhart1 Posted: 08/11/11
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    Our Family loved this one!! It took a little bit to make this one, so next time I will try canned chicken. The chicken was delicious alone and would definitely reccommend that recipe for anyone that wants to just have chicken!

  • PurpleDaisyGirl Posted: 09/28/11
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    I grew up eatting this! We change it up and use Cheese Doritos sometimes! Yummy!

  • JFromAnnapolis Posted: 01/10/12
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    My husband and I are gourmet cooks but I must say, we didn’t grow-up that way. I loved this recipe because it reminds us both of comfort foods that were cooked for us growing up! And he loves anything that has a mexican taste to it. I used their "time savers" at the bottom of the recipe by buying a rotisserie chicken and canned broth. I also added one chopped jalapeno and some chipotle powder because we like spicy. Before serving topped it with fresh chopped cilantro.

  • julesds Posted: 02/20/12
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    great flavor! a twist on chicken enchiladas... lasagna style!

  • Raerael90 Posted: 01/22/12
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    Best family meal ever! Everyone loved it

  • skoc50 Posted: 05/02/12
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    I thought this was a very good recipe that improved with age. My husband especially thougtht it tasted better the next day. I followed the lightened version but baked it for 55 min. like in the original version. Nice and spicy....but not too spicy.

  • mbailey Posted: 11/19/12
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    I have made this twice, no shortcuts and it is worth the time to cook your own chicken. (I freeze any leftover broth for tortilla soup) My daughter was asking last night when I would make this again.

  • ethelmacias Posted: 03/08/12
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    This recipe is terrific! Made it with my mom yesterday and it was perfect! It turned out what we expect. If you are looking for more tasty and delicious chicken recipes -- Now is the right time to make one just watch the videos and follow list of chicken recipes at www.wikichicken.com, www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com for more exciting and delectable recipes. Have fun!!

  • Southlander Posted: 03/06/13
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    Of course I had to fix this with my variations. Boiled chicken breasts in water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Cooled overnight in fridge, shredded next AM. I always use about half the onion suggested to suit our tastes. Also subbed the milder red pepper instead of green pepper. I did add an extra cup of broth to the soup mixture, and glad I did because the finished product could have used a touch more fluid. Overall - delicious! It did take about an hour to put together, plus the hour to cook and cool, so it's not something I would do when I got home from work and wanted to eat before 10 p.m.! My brother made this about a year ago and I can attest that it's even more fabulous the next day. Can't wait 'til tomorrow!

  • rainblossom82 Posted: 01/17/13
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    I made the quick and easy version and it turned out great!

  • Kejeco1970 Posted: 01/31/14
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    Delicious! My husband and son even loved the leftovers. I baked the chicken rather than boiling. Besides that I pretty much followed the recipe. We ate it with hot sauce and sour cream on top. This is a winner!

  • Simpson5togo Posted: 09/08/13
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    Loved this! I used 3 large bone-in breasts instead of whole cut up chicken, otherwise followed exactly. Wouldn't change anything else. Not too spicy, just right. All of family loved it. Looking forward to lunch tomorrow after all the comments about how it improves. I think this is a great weekend supper or for a casual dinner with friends. Make some guacamole and a side salad and it's great for company. MAKE WITH CONFIDENCE!

  • CookingKate Posted: 01/12/14
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    Am I missing something?! Both times that I have made this recipe -- a few years apart and in different kitchens -- the casserole has been runny. Has anyone else experienced this? What am I possibly doing wrong?

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