Joanna Gaines King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe


King Ranch Chicken Casserole is a classic Tex-Mex dish that is hearty, flavorful, and perfect for feeding a crowd. This recipe, inspired by Joanna Gaines, combines layers of tender chicken, creamy sauce, cheese, and tortillas for a comforting and delicious meal.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions: How to Cook Joanna Gaines King Ranch Chicken Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the onion and bell peppers until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Layer half of the tortillas on the bottom of the prepared baking dish, tearing them to fit if needed.
  6. Top with half of the chicken, followed by half of the sauce mixture and half of the shredded cheese.
  7. Repeat the layers with the remaining tortillas, chicken, sauce, and cheese.
  8. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  10. Let the casserole rest for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Joanna Gaines King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe