King Ranch Chicken

A zesty blend of vine-ripened tomatoes and diced green chilies.

King Ranch Chicken

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

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  • Prep Time: 20 Min
  • Total Time: 60 Min
  • Makes: 8 servings (about 1 cup each)

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  • 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.


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)

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Nutrition Information
Amount per Serving
Calories 373  
    % Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 gram 32%
Saturated fat 9 gram 44%
Cholesterol 63 mg 21%
Sodium 916 mg 38%
Carbohydrate 25 gram 8%
Dietary fiber 3 gram 11%
Sugars 3 gram
Protein 22 gram
Vitamin A   16%
Vitamin C   15%
Calcium   26%
Iron   11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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  • Lesley

    March 26, 2015

    Excellent! I added mexi-corn, omitted mushroom soup (because I hate it!), and added another can of chicken soup.

  • Katie

    March 19, 2015

    I too make this when I am missing Texas -- when we lived in Boston, I used to have to stock up on Ro*Tel when I went South! I use the meat from one rotisserie chicken and make two 8x8-inch casseroles so we can freeze one.

  • Vicki

    March 09, 2015

    This dinner is definitely a winner! I follow the recipe as written and it comes out perfectly every time. The family loves it too so that's great!

  • RRudesal

    March 06, 2015

    My grandmother taught me this recipe. I always add some chili powder and garlic to the onion. I skip the bell pepper because my family doesn't like it, but I put seeded sliced jalapeno on top of the last layer of cheese. Also, I use Velveeta cheese because my family loves it in this recipe. This is one of my favorite dishes to make when I am missing Texas, especially during Ohio winters!

  • Al

    March 02, 2015

    Amazing recipe!!! It's been a favorite at home for years. LHarper, your suggestion would be Lisa fain's recipe. It was printed in her book the homesick Texan cookbook. Is a nice twist for sure! Happy San Jacinto day to y'all !!

  • Angie

    March 01, 2015

    Have been using this recipe for over 5 years and as always better each time. my family loves it! Thanks Rotel

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