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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

King Ranch Chicken Casserole!

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

I made this for 15 people the other day (by doubling the recipe) and it was a hit with everyone. Even the 11 children. So you know it's got to be good. Almost everyone went back for seconds.
There is no picture because, well, it's just not that photogenic once you get it on the plate. LOL!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut in pieces
1 cup chicken broth
1 onion chopped
2 cups half and half cream
8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 c. flour (for gluten free, use brown rice flour)
1 tsp. cumin
1 poblano pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 cans Ro-tel petite diced tomatoes with jalapenos
1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro
1 package corn tortillas
3 cups shredded Colby-Jack Cheese

Preheat oven to 375.
Saute onion and peppers in a little oil until just soft
Add the broth
Whisk in the flour and cumin until smooth
Add cream cheese (in pieces) and cream and simmer until the cream sauce thickens, whisking often.
Stir in tomatoes and cilantro
Set cream sauce mixture aside
Oil a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish. Add a layer of tortillas (breaking up as needed), then a layer of cheese, then a layer of chicken. Repeat layers ending with a layer of tortillas on top.
Pour sauce over all and top with layer of shredded cheese.
Bake for 35-40 mins.

Serves 8


1 comment:

  1. My, oh my! This sounds divine! :D Will have to give this a try once dh comes home! :D


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