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Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole

 
Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
 
One serving costs about $2.49

$2.49 per serving

9362 people like this recipe

9,362 likes

This recipe is ready in 65 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 5 minutes

6 fall,winter,popular lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:77%

Spoonacular Score: 77%

 

Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 552 calories, 35g of protein, and 29g of fat. For $2.49 per serving, this recipe covers 22% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 9362 people have tried and liked this recipe. If you have mexican cheddar jack cheese, chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the butter you could follow this main course with the Cinnamon Butter Cake as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour and 5 minutes. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Autumn. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 80%. This score is good. Try King Ranch Chicken Casserole, King Ranch Chicken Casserole, and King Ranch Chicken Casserole for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cups
0.25 cups butter
butter
2
2  cooked chicken breasts
cooked chicken breasts
10.5 oz
10.5 oz canned cream of chicken soup
canned cream of chicken soup
10.5 oz
10.5 oz canned cream of mushroom soup
canned cream of mushroom soup
20 oz
20 oz canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
10
10  flour tortillas
flour tortillas
2 cups
2 cups shredded jack cheese
shredded jack cheese
1 medium
1 medium onion
onion
0.25 cups butter
0.25 cups
butter
2  cooked chicken breasts
2
cooked chicken breasts
10.5 oz canned cream of chicken soup
10.5 oz
canned cream of chicken soup
10.5 oz canned cream of mushroom soup
10.5 oz
canned cream of mushroom soup
20 oz canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
20 oz
canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
10  flour tortillas
10
flour tortillas
2 cups shredded jack cheese
2 cups
shredded jack cheese
1 medium onion
1 medium
onion

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.49
Ingredient
¼ cups butter
2 cooked chicken breasts
10.5 ounces canned cream of chicken soup
10.5 ounces canned cream of mushroom soup
20 ounces canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
10 flour tortillas
2 cups shredded jack cheese
1 medium onion
Price
$0.49
$7.18
$1.28
$1.28
$0.71
$1.29
$2.50
$0.24
$14.95

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • When buying canned soup, look for low-sodium versions to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Chicken breasts can be expensive, so you might consider buying a whole chicken and using all the parts for meals throughout the week.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

  • Buying chicken breasts in bulk can save you money, but we prefer to suggest cutting back on meat consumption by experimenting with some easy vegetarian meals, and then splurging on higher-quality meat where the animals have been raised ethically and the meat does not contain antibiotics, growth hormones, etc.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
551 Calories
35g Protein
28g Total Fat
37g Carbs
13% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
551
28%

Fat
28g
44%

  Saturated Fat
14g
93%

Carbohydrates
37g
13%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
109mg
36%

Sodium
1365mg
59%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
35g
71%

Vitamin B3
11mg
55%

Selenium
34µg
49%

Phosphorus
448mg
45%

Calcium
387mg
39%

Vitamin B6
0.55mg
27%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Iron
4mg
24%

Vitamin B1
0.36mg
24%

Vitamin B2
0.39mg
23%

Folate
86µg
22%

Zinc
2mg
19%

Copper
0.33mg
17%

Potassium
547mg
16%

Vitamin A
739IU
15%

Magnesium
54mg
14%

Vitamin C
10mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10%

Fiber
2g
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Vitamin K
8µg
8%

Vitamin D
0.43µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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