King Ranch Chicken Casserole! This cheesy casserole is basically a Texan lasagna! Layers of crispy corn tortillas, cheese, and a creamy chicken mixture loaded with bell peppers, tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder and cumin! Perfect for potlucks or family get togethers!
King Ranch Chicken Casserole is on the menu for today! Who’s coming over?! This King Ranch Chicken Casserole is a classic Texan dish. It didn’t take long once I moved here to be introduced to this dish. It turns up at pretty much any get together or potluck. I find it perfect for feeding my large family. It’s one of the few meals that I make that I can count on some leftovers to see us through to another day.
This dish is basically like a lasagna. A few more steps involved than my Texas Lasagna though. Mostly just because we’re going to take a little time to make our own sauce. Most recipes will use a version using cream of mushroom and some cream of chicken condensed soups. Nothing against those ingredients, but I decided to make my version with a homemade sauce instead.
Some butter, flour, and chicken stock cooked together create the base to our sauce. It’s the same method used in the King Ranch Chicken Soup that is such a huge hit! We also use some bell peppers, diced tomatoes, green chiles, and sour cream to make the sauce extra creamy.
I have shared this recipe with you before, in case you have forgotten. And most likely you have. Why? Well…the pictures I took of it were horrendous. So bad I didn’t even really want to share it or make the dish myself. Yikes. I do believe i have improved slightly in the photography department in the 3 years I have been doing this. But it’s possible I have some of those ugly food pics below for you to reminisce about with me!
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