the king of casseroles: green king ranch chicken

One of my absolute favorite, most delicious dishes to make is actually a twist on two separate recipes. Green Chicken Enchiladas + King Ranch Chicken Casserole. 
I love each of these so much and, one day standing in my kitchen contemplating what to make for dinner, I couldn't decide which one I wanted more.
I wanted Green Chicken Enchiladas, yet I didn't feel like frying up tortillas and rolling up each individual enchilada. But, I also like the creaminess and corn in King Ranch Chicken Casserole, and the ease with which it can be made.
Then, bam! It hit me.
I had an epiphany: why the heck not just combine the two and make a hybrid?!
Genius I tell you!

And so, this my friends, is one of the easiest, most tummy-filling, scrumptiously awesome casseroles -- the king of all casseroles

The cast of characters:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 can green enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 14 corn tortillas, sliced into quartered triangles
  • 2 packages of cheese: 1 pepper jack, 1 mild cheddar & monterey jack, grated
  • 3 whole 4 oz cans of diced green chilies
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt + pepper to taste

The process:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the chicken, green enchilada sauce, cream of mushroom and chicken soup, corn, chopped onion, diced green chilies, garlic, cumin, and salt + pepper in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. 

Layer half of the tortillas on the bottom of a buttered baking dish. Spread on half of the chicken mixture, cover with half of the cheese. Put on the second layer of of tortillas, the rest of the chicken mixture and the remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and slightly golden brown on top. Garnish with cilantro (I always forget the cilantro, danggit!) and serve with Spanish Rice and sliced avocado. Delish!

So, there you have it. The king of all casseroles. It's creamy, it's gooey, it's super cheesy, it's a little spicy and it's most definitely the ultimate comfort food.

And I'm damn good at making it, if I do say so myself. What are you really good at? Are you linking up for Jenni's Blog Every Day in May Challenge? If you are, leave me a comment with a link to your post so I can read all about it! :)


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  2. This sounds SOOO good. I made King Ranch Chicken Casserole for my friends here and they went crazy over it - so good! Too bad green chiles are impossible to find here. Also, I love doing mine with a seasoned tortilla chip instead of tortillas, they get so soft and yummy!

    1. Oh seasoned tortilla chips, good idea! Yeah, that's the thing I hated about German grocery stores - you can't always find what you're looking for when you want to make mexican food. Luckily, we got to shop on base once in a blue moon or when my dad would go to the states, he'd bring us a bunch of goodies back like corn tortillas, rotel, ranch dressing! I can't live without ranch dressing!


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