King Ranch Chicken

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A signature Ro*Tel recipe--a creamy, cheesy and easy casserole with that special 'kick' coming from Ro*Tel tomatoes and green chilies

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 cup Fleischmann's® Original-stick
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz each) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz each) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inch), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (2 cups = 8 oz)
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Melt Fleischmann's in large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in both soups, undrained tomatoes and chicken.
  3. Layer one-third each of tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese evenly in dish. Repeat layers twice more. Bake uncovered 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Cook's Tips

May use any variety of Ro*Tel Tomatoes in place of Original to suit your taste.

Cook's Tips

May use any variety of Ro*Tel Tomatoes in place of Original to suit your taste.

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Carol Howell January 10, 2017

You can add a pack of Birdseye Southwest Blend and it's really good.

Keith Conner January 06, 2017

This is the best recipe by far for king ranch. Spot on if you follow it as stated. I don't know where Mary Rioux saw that Veleeta or corn chips is used in the recipe, is just isn't there. And if you don't Rotel, is just isn't king ranch. Use the salt from Rotel, no extra and the salt content will be fine.

Mary Rioux December 17, 2016

We love this, even made with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. I first heard of it in the 70s. However, since we now know about not using margarine and watching the sodium in foods, I have modified the recipe to use olive oil, to saute the veggies, adding a fresh green chili, chopped. Then use a "no salt added" can of diced tomatoes, and low sodium soups with corn tortillas, and real cheddar cheese. The recipe using rotel, velveeta and corn chips is outrageously unhealthy in fat, salt, and chemicals. I dont find the modified recipe any more time consuming or expensive to make, is a lot healthier and tastes better.

J Bush December 10, 2016

Love this recipe and my family loves it. I got it from a friend years ago and lost it so I was so glad to find it again. Love it Love it

Shirle November 29, 2016

I love this recipe, I do however add a cup of sour cream.

Kimberly November 28, 2016

King Ranch Chicken is a favorite of mine. This is a nice simple recipe that hits the spot. I leave out the bell pepper and onion and use onion powder and add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I would recommend using olive oil or butter instead of the Fleischmanns "stick." I make 1 1/2 times the recipe to make a nice big casserole. It feeds us for two nights with leftovers for a couple of lunches. Just a note. If you don't like the idea of the standard canned soups, Whole Foods and a few other places carry a version of both types of cream soup that is all natural and is made by a company called Pacific. It has a short ingredient list with nothing "weird." I use the Campbell's, but have tried the other and it works perfectly.