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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  • Ashley

    May 13, 2015

    I use a smaller deeper baking dish and make four layers. It uses three cups of cheese and always a hit

  • Molly

    May 10, 2015

    I have made this for years, love it!! I cook the chicken in chicken broth with a can of rotel and use crushed tortilla chips instead of soft Tortillas

  • EAC

    May 04, 2015

    I have made this recipe several times for my family. It is always eaten all up and no left overs. I don't cut corners on the ingredients. I use Campbell brand for the soups. I substitute real butter for the margarine and I use a bit more cheese. But again i never have any left overs!

  • Pjc

    May 02, 2015

    I got this recipe through my grandmother-in-law. My wife loves it. To add some variety I usually pre-Kar the chicken the night before, marinated in lemon-lime or BBQ. Shedding the chicken works great after that. I add 2tps of garlic power, 1tps of ground pepper, 1 cup of grated cheddar into the soup/chicken mix. 2-3 tbls of grated Parmesan and then 1tps of Cayenne and a little less than 1tps of red pepper flakes. Add dashes of coriander and/or cumin depending in who you are serving to. I usually use store bought lower sodium tortilla chips. The overall taste is the same without the sodium bloating hangover. I've tried making the tortilla chips from scratch but it's a huge hassle, the overall sodium content doesn't change much and the casserole isn't as crunchy. I have diced tomatoes and jalapeño peppers and it tastes better than the Rotel with less sodium but not significantly less. I

  • Sandy watts

    April 29, 2015

    KR chicken is one of my families favorite meals. We drain the Rotells and use flour tortillas. It makes for a tad thicker casserole consistancy and the flour tortillas change the texture. TRY IT.... YOU'LL LIKE IT!

  • LaUra

    April 27, 2015

    Super easy and delicious recipe. I make this all the time

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