Prep Time
35 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

We bet that after one taste of this rich, creamy King Ranch casserole recipe, you'll be hooked too. It also travels well, making it a great choice to take to a covered-dish dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sauté onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and next 7 ingredients; remove from heat.

Step 2

Tear tortillas into 1-inch pieces; layer one-third of tortilla pieces in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with one-third of chicken mixture and 2/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers twice.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.

Step 4

Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and bake as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

More than DELICIOUS!

April 27, 2015
I raised 6 boys on this recipe.  It was a Wednesday night favorite and a guarantee that they would make it home, get their homework done (or take a break) and convene around the dinner table for some good food and conversation about their day.  LOVE this recipe!

hollycopter's Review

September 01, 2011
Anyone who rates this dish under 4 stars clearly doesn't know how to cook, because unless you completely burn it or something, you can't go wrong. I made this for my husband and he about peed his pants with delight over this casserole. He's allergic to mushrooms so we just used two cans of cream of chicken, and actually we didn't use two whole cans, maybe just 1 1/4 cans. We made sure to drain the can of tomatoes and chiles as the extra water might have made it a bit watery. We loved how the oven slightly crisped the tortillas that weren't completely covered - yum! No complaints about this dish, very good!


June 29, 2017
Made this last night and am eating it for lunch right this minute.  Scrumptious does not even describe it enough!  We did add an equal amount of cumin.  I used flour torts instead of corn, but will definitely use corn torts next time, maybe already toasted.  Excellent and will become a menu staple!!

Judithkerr's Review

October 10, 2013
This is THE King Ranch recipe! All the short cut methods cannot compare.

Rahjee's Review

July 30, 2013

kellergirl's Review

February 02, 2010
UGH! Really, I should have figured this out that the recipe would taste like canned soup - and it did. Guess we have enjoyed so many of the "fresh" recipes from this site that we have lost our taste for canned soup based food. Was quick and was easy, and I tossed the recipe - never again.

jbird29's Review

June 18, 2011
i love it , it's delicious

norahwynn's Review

October 21, 2013

Lindalou09's Review

May 07, 2009
Was wanting chicken and something a little spicy...thought about this dish but didn't know how to make it. This is soooo easy and delicious. The only thing I didn't have was a bell pepper, really didn't miss it. Is a definate keeper!!

joycewilliamson's Review

November 15, 2011
I make this at least twice a year. I make a whole recipe and freeze half. I also add black beans and cilantro. Can't beat this "comfort food."