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Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
1/2 cup
15 Min
35 Min

Our Light King Ranch Casserole is a healthier version of your favorite creamy and cheesy Tex-Mex chicken casserole recipe. You won't even need to ring the dinner bell for this one...they'll already be lining up for their serving!

What You'll Need

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and saute onion and bell pepper over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in chicken, soup, diced tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder and pepper, remove from heat.
  4. Layer one-third tortilla pieces in bottom of prepared dish. Top with one-third chicken mixture and one-third cheese. Repeat layers twice. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 224
  • Calories from Fat 70
  • Total Fat 7.7g 12 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.4g 17 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 20g 39 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 44mg 15 %
  • Sodium 570mg 24 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 20g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9 %
  • Sugars 2.1g 0 %

Ratings & Comments

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Thought it was really good. Will make again

mine was watery and the tortillas were soggy what did I do wrong?

Hi there! While the Test Kitchen cannot be sure what exactly went wrong for you, we recommend double checking that you are using the correct size can of diced tomatoes. Thanks!

surprisingly good and will definitely make it again.

My diabetic husband loved this casserole! He told me so about three times how good it was and returned for seconds. He liked the little bit of a kick it has from the green chilis. Not that difficult to prepare, though next time, I won't cut the corn tortillas in 1" pieces, but will cut them a bit larger to save time.


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