One of the most popular recipes for using in this system is the King Ranch Chicken Casserole. It freezes well, and I have never heard from anyone who didn't rave over it. One of my subscribers, "Howard," sent me this information on the actual King Ranch:
"Have you ever heard of the real King Ranch? It is in South Central Texas, and is over one million acres. I don't know the current status of the ranch, but for many years it was owned by King family. They originally made their fortune in the east Texas oil fields.
They still find skeletons on the ranch (human ones). Back in the old days it was a well-known fact that if you wanted to murder someone, you just took them out on the ranch property so far that they could never walk out and simply leave them to die. If anyone was missing, the last thing you would dream of doing would be to search on the ranch--it would be an impossible job.
The King Ranch Chicken Casserole has been around for as long as I can remember (I am 76)-- much longer than computers (and by now, most cooks also). It is a delicious recipe and was originally much longer and more complicated as I remember but I have eaten this one and it is surprisingly delicious also. Regards, Howard"
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe By : Real Food for Real People Serving Size : 6
|Amount||Ingredient Preparation Method|
|1 cup||Onions -- diced|
|1 cup||Green Bell Peppers -- diced|
|1/4 cup||Butter or Margarine|
|1 can||Cream of Mushroom soup|
|1 can||Cream of Chicken soup|
|1 pound||Cheddar Cheese -- shredded|
|2 cups||Chicken -- cooked and diced|
|1 can||Tomatoes with Green Chilies|
|1 clove||Garlic -- minced|
|2 tablespn||Chili Powder|
|1 tablespn||Chicken Broth|
|12||Corn Tortillas -- torn into quarters|
In a large pan, sauté onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms in butter, Add soups, tomatoes & chilies, garlic, chili powder, and chicken broth.
Line bottom of a 9x13 inch pan with pieces of tortillas. Spread half the chicken over the tortillas and top with half of the sauce, then half of the cheese.
Cover with another layer of torn corn tortillas, and repeat the chicken, sauce and cheese layers. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Note: This recipe freezes very well.
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