Charlotte Hancey joined us in the kitchen today to share her favorite winter time casserole, King Ranch chicken!

King Ranch Chicken

Serves 8


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large poblano (pasilla) pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies  
  • 1 (10 oz) can Mild Rotel Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream (light is ok)
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 20 corn tortillas, torn into fourths
  • Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and poblano, sauté 10 minutes or until softened and lightly browned. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook 1 minute.
3. Sprinkle flour over vegetable mixture, and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Whisk in broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes or until thickened then remove from heat. Add green chilies, Rotel tomatoes, and sour cream.
4. Stir until combined then add chicken and mix.
5. Add a single layer of tortillas (slightly overlapping) to the bottom of prepared baking dish.  Top with 1/3 of chicken mixture.  Add a thin layer of each of the cheeses.  Repeat layers 2 more times.  Add any remaining cheese to the top.
6. Cover with non-stick foil and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Uncover and bake 10 more minutes or until lightly browned.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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