Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Queen Ranch Chicken
So even though I am from the Texas, my mother grew up in California and is full Italian...not southern. My mother was the cook in the family, which means I grew up eating a lot of Italian food and not a low of southern food. My husband's family is completely from Texas and grew up eating dishes that I didn't even know existed, which brings me to King Ranch Chicken casserole or better know to me as Queen Ranch Chicken. I made a couple edits to my version so I renamed it, ya feel me. If you have read some of my other blog posts, you know that I am not big into casseroles, but per my husband's request I decided to take one for the team and it actually turned out quite tasty. *fist bumps self*
LET'S GET COOKING:
Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Queen Ranch Chicken Casserole
(Makes 4 servings)
3 medium chicken breasts cubed
1/2 yellow onion diced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
10 corn tortillas cut into small squares
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chilis
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp salt + to taste
2 tsp pepper + to taste
2 tsp Fiesta fajita seasoning + to taste
2-4 tbs Olive oil
Preheat oven 325 degrees
Spray a large casserole with nonstick spray.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add cubed chicken, onion and bell peppers. Season with salt, pepper, and Fiesta fajita seasoning. Stir evenly and cook until chicken is no longer pink.
Turn heat to low. Add cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, salsa, and green chilies. Stir until combined. Allow mixture to bubble. Remove from heat.
In the large casserole dish add a layer of corn tortillas and then chicken mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 cheddar cheese across mixture. Add another layer of corn tortillas and chicken mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese across top of casserole.
Place in oven for 40 minutes. (I put oven on broil for last 2 minutes to brown the top, but that is preference).
Serve & enjoy!