King Ranch Chicken Recipe

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Gabriella Watson Modified: March 21, 2022
King Ranch Chicken Recipe

How To Make King Ranch Chicken

If you’re looking for a super filling meal, our chicken recipe is here to deliver! It’s filled with tasty tortillas and a creamy soup.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1onion,finely diced
  • bell peppers,finely diced
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 20ozcream of chicken soup,2 cans
  • 10ozdiced tomatoes with green chilies,1 can, undrained
  • 4cupschicken,diced, cooked
  • 16corn tortillas,cut into squares
  • 4cupscheese,cheddar, Monterey jack, or a blend, shredded
  • 2Roma tomatoes,seeded and diced
  • 2tbspcilantro leaves,chopped
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Coat a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat.

  4. Add the onion and bell peppers to the pan, then let cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

  5. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one more minute. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.

  6. Add the chili powder, ground cumin, cream of chicken soup, can of tomatoes and chicken to the pan.

  7. Stir until everything is combined and heated through.

  8. Line the bottom of the dish with ⅓ of the tortillas.

  9. Spoon ⅓ of the chicken mixture over the tortillas and sprinkle ⅓ of the cheese over the chicken mixture.

  10. Add another layer of tortillas and continue until all the layers have been added, ending with the remaining shredded cheese.

  11. Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.

  12. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then top with tomatoes and cilantro.

  13. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 633.09kcal
  • Fat: 41.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.85g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.07g
  • Fiber: 5.34g
  • Sugar: 3.61g
  • Protein: 33.76g
  • Cholesterol: 122.65mg
  • Sodium: 820.23mg
  • Calcium: 530.98mg
  • Potassium: 511.37mg
  • Iron: 2.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 314.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 37.73mg
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