Quick and Easy King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Quick and Easy King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole is a Southern staple and one that is perfect for those busy fall evenings you want something quick but tasty. The layers of chicken, cheese and tortillas will make this a family favorite. If you really want to make this dish easy, use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and pre-diced green peppers and onions. Southern Living made this video showing you exactly how to make it.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole (Light Version) 

Ingredients:

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

Vegetable cooking spray

2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts

1 (10-ounce) can fat-free cream of chicken soup, undiluted

1 (10-ounce) can fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

1 (10-ounce) can diced tomato and green chiles

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

12 (6-inch) corn tortillas

1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions: 

Sauté onion and bell pepper in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender.

Stir in chicken and next 6 ingredients; remove from heat.

Tear tortillas into 1-inch pieces; layer one-third tortilla pieces in the bottom of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with one-third chicken mixture and one-third cheese. Repeat layers twice.

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and bake as directed.

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