King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe-Learn like a Pro


King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe-Learn like a Pro:-It is possible to find casseroles all around the world, as they are an ancient dish. But for some reason, every time I hear the word, I don’t think of France, which is where the name comes from; rather, I think of church suppers, potlucks, and my own house.

 

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe-Learn like a Pro

 

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken–either breasts, thighs or a combination
  • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons ancho Chile powder or chili powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded, stemmed, and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 10-ounce can Ro-Tel tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded pepper Jack
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar

 

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Instructions :

Two teaspoons of lime juice, two teaspoons of ancho chili powder, and a lot of salt and pepper should be added to the chicken. Put the chicken in a pan set on medium heat and add the olive oil. Cook for about 10 minutes on each side.

 

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After about 20 minutes, the chicken is ready. Use two forks to shred it. Check the taste to see if you want more salt and pepper. There should be three cups of chicken.

 

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Put the butter in a pot and melt it over medium-low heat. Then add the onions, red bell pepper, and poblano pepper. After 10 minutes, the peppers and onion should be soft and smell good.

 

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Put in the garlic and cook for one more second. Add the flour, cumin, pepper, and the last two teaspoons of ancho chili powder. Mix well, and cook for one more minute.

 

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It will take a few minutes of cooking on low heat after adding the chicken broth for the combination to get thick. Add the Ro-Tel and half-and-half, stir them in, cover the pot, and let it cook for about 15 minutes, stirring it every now and then.

 

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Take the lid off the pot and add the cilantro, sour cream, and the last 2 teaspoons of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Take the heat off.

 

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Warm the oven up to 350° F and get a 9×13 baking dish ready.

Start by adding 1 tablespoon of oil to a large pan that is already hot over medium-high heat. Then add the tortillas one at a time and cook for about 30 seconds on each side, or until they get soft. If you need to, add more oil.

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Put 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of the baking dish to start putting the casserole together. Put half of the tortillas on top of the sauce at the bottom of the pan.

 

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To make sure the pan is covered all the way around, you can tear some tortillas into strips to fill in any holes. Half of the chicken, the rest of the sauce, half of the parsley, and 1 1/2 cups of grated cheese should be added.

 

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Do it again, but this time leave the cheese layer on top. Leave it alone for 30 minutes or until it turns brown and bubbles. If you want, you can add more sour cream and parsley on top before serving.

 

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Notes :

You can use a regular can of diced tomatoes and a 4-ounce can of diced green chiles if you can’t find Ro-Tel tomatoes. If tomatoes are in season, you can use two cups of diced fresh tomatoes with the diced green chiles.

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  • JASMINE GOMEZ

    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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