My mother would make this for me as a child, and now I make it for my family. My husband loves it, and it's very easy to make. It's cheesy, and the chile peppers give it a little kick.

Tara
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine the soups, tomatoes and green chile peppers and milk. Mix well until smooth. Layer a 9x13 inch baking dish with the tortilla chips, then the chicken, and then pour the soup mixture over.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, top with the cheese and bake for 10 more minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

725.1 calories; 36.5 g protein; 64.9 g carbohydrates; 81.1 mg cholesterol; 1826.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2008
This recipe was great! As another Texan reviewer mentioned it is almost identical to King Ranch casserole if you make it with plain corn tortilla chips which is what I had on hand. I also made a few other modifications; Added about 1.5 cups of coursely chopped white onion (wish I hadnt red or green would have been better). I poached the chicken in a T of olive oil 4 small cloves of garlic salt pepper and mesquite seasoning adding about half a can of tomatoes with green chile and juice. The flavor from that was good. I followed another reviewer's suggestion of slicing the processed cheese and I think I won't do that again - shredding would have gotten a more even consistency. I added a layer of finely crushed ships over that and topped it with shredded mixed cheese (monterrey jack and colby) - this made a great topping. Topped it with black pepper and parsley. My boyfriend had 3 servings - he loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
This was okay. I didn't care for all the soup. Maybe a big jar of salsa instead for a change of pace. Read More
(18)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2008
This recipe was great! As another Texan reviewer mentioned it is almost identical to King Ranch casserole if you make it with plain corn tortilla chips which is what I had on hand. I also made a few other modifications; Added about 1.5 cups of coursely chopped white onion (wish I hadnt red or green would have been better). I poached the chicken in a T of olive oil 4 small cloves of garlic salt pepper and mesquite seasoning adding about half a can of tomatoes with green chile and juice. The flavor from that was good. I followed another reviewer's suggestion of slicing the processed cheese and I think I won't do that again - shredding would have gotten a more even consistency. I added a layer of finely crushed ships over that and topped it with shredded mixed cheese (monterrey jack and colby) - this made a great topping. Topped it with black pepper and parsley. My boyfriend had 3 servings - he loved it! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2008
This recipe was great! As another Texan reviewer mentioned it is almost identical to King Ranch casserole if you make it with plain corn tortilla chips which is what I had on hand. I also made a few other modifications; Added about 1.5 cups of coursely chopped white onion (wish I hadnt red or green would have been better). I poached the chicken in a T of olive oil 4 small cloves of garlic salt pepper and mesquite seasoning adding about half a can of tomatoes with green chile and juice. The flavor from that was good. I followed another reviewer's suggestion of slicing the processed cheese and I think I won't do that again - shredding would have gotten a more even consistency. I added a layer of finely crushed ships over that and topped it with shredded mixed cheese (monterrey jack and colby) - this made a great topping. Topped it with black pepper and parsley. My boyfriend had 3 servings - he loved it! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2003
I used salsa instead of the can of tomatoes and chili's I also substituted lime tortilla chips. It tasted exactially like "Applebee's" tequilla lime chicken. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
This was okay. I didn't care for all the soup. Maybe a big jar of salsa instead for a change of pace. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2004
I thought this was really good as well.. I have similiar recipes to this using beef. Taste like a beef mexican casserole.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
Instead of shredding the cheese food you should slice it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
I made this for my husband and son. They loved it. I make a mexican chicken that is very similar to this which they love as well. I'll definitely be making this recipe again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2008
Made this for dinner tonight. Perfect for the crumbs at the bottom of our chip bags. Use blue and white corn tortilla chips. Drained the can of rotel so it wasn't as runny as others said. Great quick meal just wish I hadn't eaten so much of it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2005
I did not like it as much as my family did I prefer my chips crunchy. Could use the topping as a dip. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2007
my boyfriend really liked the flavor of this dish. I used tomatoes with jalepenos in this version of the recipe and I flavored the chicken with chicken spices and parmesean cheese. Read More
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