Chicken Casserole: King Ranch Chicken

posted by Terrytx 12-16-99 10:22 AM

King Ranch Chicken
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Casserole Chicken Tex-Mex

1 (3-4 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
1 onion, cut in chunks
2 ribs celery, cut into chunks
salt and pepper
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10 oz) can tomatoes with green chilies, including liquid
garlic salt and chili powder, to taste
10 corn tortillas, cut in quarters
1/2 pound shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Place chicken, onion chunks, celery chunks in large stockpot. Cover with water, and season with salt and pepper; simmer until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove chicken from stockpot. Bone chicken, reserving meat and discarding bones. Reserve stock in stockpot.

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine chicken; chopped onion and bell pepper; condensed soups; tomatoes, including their liquid; garlic salt and chili powder in large bowl.

Soak tortillas in reserved chicken stock to soften; remove tortillas from stock; reserve stock for another use.

Layer ingredients in 13x9" casserole in following order: Half the tortillas, half the chicken mixture, half the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake 30 minutes.

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