This is a version of the famous King Ranch Chicken casserole. Careful, it packs a bit of heat!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread corn chip crumbs over the bottom of the baking dish and press crumbs into place.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onion in melted butter until tender, 6 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir diced tomatoes, cream of chicken soup. cream of mushroom soup, green chiles, milk, sour cream, chili powder, and cumin in a large bowl. Add chicken and cooked onion; stir to combine. Pour mixture over corn chips and top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and cheese is melted, 55 to 60 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use Cool Ranch Doritos(R) and use Ro*Tel(R) tomatoes in place of the canned tomatoes and green chiles.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

479.9 calories; 24.2 g protein; 31.1 g carbohydrates; 71.5 mg cholesterol; 1209.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
Very good! Could also be a dip! Definitely would make again! I used 4 cheese Mexican....really turned out wonderful...thanks for the recipe Sarah! I also used fresh chiles but use what you have on hand. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/12/2020
My lady didn't like it, I thought is lacked flavor. If I make it again think I'll add taco seasoning Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
Very good! Could also be a dip! Definitely would make again! I used 4 cheese Mexican....really turned out wonderful...thanks for the recipe Sarah! I also used fresh chiles but use what you have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
Very good! Could also be a dip! Definitely would make again! I used 4 cheese Mexican....really turned out wonderful...thanks for the recipe Sarah! I also used fresh chiles but use what you have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2015
I try to be true to recipes but I'm often at the mercy of what I have on hand. I used fresh corn tortillas which I quartered and layered the dish in three layers so mine came out more like a chicken enchilada casserole. The seasonings were spot on. I also substituted a can of cream of poblano soup with the can of chicken soup. This is a great winter comfort food but oh so easy any time you have leftover chicken. My leftover chicken was smoked so it added an additional layer of flavor to the flavor profile. Thanks Sarah! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2014
I thought this recipe was a good baseline recipe. I did however make some modification based on what I had on hand. I used plain tortilla chips in place of the Doritos added chopped sweet bell peppers to the onion step and substituted taco seasoning for the chili powder and ground cumin. I also used leftover Rotisserie chicken. I layered crushed chips chicken/soup mixture shredded cheese twice ending with shredded cheese on top. It tasted even better for leftovers the next day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2018
This recipe is delicious. I did not change anything and we really enjoyed it. My husband is not a big Mexican food lover and he loved it which is saying a lot. I did cut the recipe in half and used one can of soup instead of two half cans. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2017
Easy and excellent! I used a can of Rotel (already combined diced tomatoes & green chiles) instead of adding separately. Otherwise followed recipe as is. A keeper. My (finicky) daughter even took some for lunch the next day! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2013
Just barely!!!!! OK I even added some extra spices to flavor it up more. I would not make it again. Nothing special where the family all said yum make this agin. If you like bland then it will suit your taste Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2018
Made a few tweaks used both cheese & cool ranch chips Mexican cheese no chili s just those in Rotel. Added organic tomatoes as garnish on top. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
Will make again. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
made it 2 times. both times no leftovers...that good!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/12/2020
My lady didn't like it, I thought is lacked flavor. If I make it again think I'll add taco seasoning Read More