20-Minute Skillet King Ranch Casserole Recipe: A Healthier & Faster Version of the Famous Texas Casserole Recipe by Donna John

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20-Minute Skillet King Ranch Casserole Recipe: A Healthier & Faster Version of the Famous Texas Casserole Recipe

Growing up in Texas, king ranch casserole was always a favorite. But when it's just the two of you, this Mexican casserole recipe can be overwhelming. Most king ranch casseroles are huge (layered in a 13x9-inch pan) and loaded with cans of cream of chicken soup. Here's my version of a lighter, more manageable size king ranch casserole. It'll still feed a family, but we have leftovers for one night instead of for a whole week. Serve with avocado slices or guacamole.  

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 - 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I used chicken breast)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) tomatoes with green chiles, drained
  • corn tortillas, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • fresh chopped cilantro

Here's how to make it: 

Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet or cast iron skillet. Add the onion, red bell pepper, poblano pepper and jalapeno. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.

Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in the broth and cook another minute.

Add the cream cheese and cook until melted, then add the cooked chicken, tomatoes and green chiles and tortilla pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

Top with the shredded cheese.

Put the skillet under a preheated broiler and cook just until the cheese melts. Sprinkle with the cilantro.

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Gwen Johnson
I grew up eating king ranch casserole. That was the only time my mom bought the huge can of cream of chicken soup instead of the small, normal cans. :-) I always knew when she was going to make it. lol This recipe sounds yum. Trying it this weekend! Donna John
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, does this look good. I've never had king ranch casserole, Donna John . Thank you for introducing me to it - I know we will love it! #yum

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