Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Texas King Ranch Chicken Casserole!

(These photos does not do it justice 
but it will have to do for now!)

If you are from Texas you have had
this dish for sure!
It is so warm and filling!
Great for a cold winter day
like it is here today in Colorado!
There are many variations to this
dish but all involve chicken,
cheese and tortillas!
How can you go wrong with that combo!
So Mamas just go to the kitchen and
whip this puppy up for supper!
The kids won't fight all evening cuz their
bellies will be so full they will
pass out on the couch!

1 whole chicken cooked, deboned and cut into medium pieces
12 corn tortillas (cut into quarters)
1 can of Rotel Tomatoes
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 cup of sour cream
1 can of chicken broth
1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
2 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

In a bowl add Rotel, soups, sour cream, cilantro, and 1 cup of cheese.  Mix well.  Slowly add in 1/2 can of the broth. Check consistency.  It needs to be a thicker than a pancake batter but not too thick.  Add more broth if it seems to thick. I usually end up using the majority of the can. I can always add more cheese if I get it to thin.  In a 12 x 10 or so casserole dish ladle about 1/2 cup of the sauce into the dish and spread it around. Put one layer of tortillas on top of the sauce. Next place cut up chicken on top of the tortillas.  Don't use all of the chicken as we will repeat this layer again. Ladle some of the sauce on top of the chicken.  Continue with this layering; tortillas, chicken, and sauce until all ingredients are used up.  So you have ended with sauce on top.  Take the remainder of the cheese and dump on top of the casserole!
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until it browns and bubbles.  Make sure the middle is hot too!  I serve this with a green salad, chips and salsa! Guacamole and pico are excellent with this as well!  This serves 6-10 depending on the serving size. We are a family of 5 and we always have plenty left for breakfast! Yes I said breakfast! YUM! If you would prefer turkey instead of chicken that can be easily substituted with the same great taste. And for a speedy version you can pick up a rotisserie chicken and go to town or just throw about 4 medium chicken breasts on the grill instead of boiling a whole chicken. Any of these versions will be delicious!
So get to the kitchens Mamas!  A Hot Meal Is Calling Your Name!
Poppy Is Hungry!
Arriba! Andale!



Because you can't just have one kind 

of salsa on the table!

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