King Ranch Chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Serves: 8 servings (about 1 cup each)
4.22 of 5 (122 ratings)

A signature Ro*Tel recipe--a creamy, cheesy and easy casserole with that special 'kick' coming from Ro*Tel tomatoes and green chilies


  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 cup Fleischmann's® Original-stick
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz each) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz each) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inch), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (2 cups = 8 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Melt Fleischmann's in large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in both soups, undrained tomatoes and chicken.
  3. Layer one-third each of tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese evenly in dish. Repeat layers twice more. Bake uncovered 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


  1. May use any variety of Ro*Tel Tomatoes in place of Original to suit your taste.


Calories: 373 Serving Size: 8 servings (about 1 cup each)


34 people have reviewed King Ranch Chicken
Kathy Landry August 09, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I made it just like the recipe. I used velvet a cheese .Just delicious will be using this recipe again.

Linda Allison August 04, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

This Ida easy dish to make. Just made it today. I use spaghetti in mine, plus a can of hot rotel. It's one of those recipe you can change up on, to your liking. And it will still be ok.

Pam Harris July 20, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been making this since 1998, and I have changed it up a bit. I double the recipe plus 1 extra can of Mexican Ro-tel. I also use two rotisserie chickens. I use nacho cheese Doritos and it is a favorite for special large group get togethers.

Kathi July 19, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love this dish. The only change I made was dipping the tortillas in the chicken stock before layering.

Cyndi July 18, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this recipe! First time I've used it and it was easy to follow. I believe the best part besides enjoying the dinner, is once you mix everything together and bake it, you're waiting for an excellent dish.

King Ranch Chicken Specialist May 28, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVE this recipe! I have made it for 20 years. The only thing i do different is i use crispy corn torillas. In fact the last couple of years i have just used a bag of lite tostitos. Can't tell the difference and it saves a lot of work. My husband LOVES when i make this! Also, i use poblano peppers now! A little extra heat!

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