King Ranch Chicken Casserole

 6/21/2024 – Recipe below turned out good made with chips. Inspired by the one at Southern Living Test Kitchen.


  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (10.5-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.5-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10-oz.) can Rotel diced tomato and green chiles
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 pinches garlic powder
  • 2 pinches ground black pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas, torn into 1-inch pieces or restaurant-style unflavored chips
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté bell pepper and onion 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and the next 7 ingredients; remove from heat.
  2. Layer one-third of the corn tortillas in the bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with one-third of the chicken mixture and 2/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.
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