Carol's King Ranch Casserole

Recipe By: Carol Atwater   Photo By: SD
Layers of boiled chicken, a creamy soup mixture with red bell pepper, diced tomatoes and green chile peppers and flour tortillas are covered with shredded cheese and baked. Tex-Mex at its best! There are several versions of this, but this is my own rendition. One of my family's favorite meals.
  • Prep: 45 Minutes
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  • Cook: 30 Minutes
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  • Total: 1 hour 15 Minutes
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
  • 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add chicken and bouillon and boil for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through (no longer pink inside). Reserve 1 cup broth. Remove chicken from pan and dice; set aside.
  2. In a separate large saucepan combine reserved broth, onion, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, bell pepper, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers and beans. Mix together and heat through, stirring often.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. In a 9x13 inch baking dish layer casserole as follows: 4 torn tortillas, 1/2 of diced chicken, 1/3 of soup mixture, more tortilla strips, remaining diced chicken, 1/3 of soup mixture, more tortilla strips and remaining soup mixture. Cover with cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Reviewed By: bridgadean
This was delicious.However I made it with all corn tortillas and I did one can of beans and one of corn as others had suggested.
Reviewed By: Debra
We loved this! I used flour tortillas and had no problem, tho I used only 10- 8" tortillas rather than 12. I also determined that 1/2 cup of the chicken broth created the right consistency of the soup mixture rather than a whole cup. It's a great left over. Will definitely make this easy-to-make casserole again!
Reviewed By: Linda
DO not use beans nor flour tortillas. Use 8 corn tortillas instead and only 1/2 cup chicken broth. I have substituted Doritos tortilla/corn chips for the corn tortillas also. Be sure and add onion and salt and pepper to the water that the chicken is boiling in. Been a Texan for over 50 years, no beans ever in the King Ranch Casserole. Would not make ithis recipe as it is.t as is.