Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…. Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole

by Lisa on February 13, 2012


We have a new favorite recipe at our  house.  I made this Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole for dinner on Saturday night.  It is a Mexican inspired dish and my husband declared it a new favorite! Woo hoo!  Now, if you are a fan of King Ranch Chicken, then you will love it.  The flavors are very similar.   I always love discovering new and easy recipe which will please all members of the family. I forgot to grab a pretty picture of the dish out of the oven.  So, you get to see the casserole, once we were done devouring it.  My hubby finished off the leftovers on Sunday for lunch.  🙂

Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 table olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained (We use RoTel.)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded colby-jack cheese, divided

The remains of the dish...


  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the onion, celery and peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the chicken, soups, tomatoes,  chili powder, and cumin.
  • Line the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with half of the tortilla strips; top with half of the chicken mixture and 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa February 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I’ve always wanted to make this and yours looks so good. It’ll be on my menu soon 🙂 thanks for hosting!


Jill@RealFoodForager.com February 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I shared a recipe for braised short ribs with gravy.

Thanks for hosting!


Deana February 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for hosting……have a wonderful week!


Liz February 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for hosting! Happy Valentine’s Day!


Miz Helen February 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Hi Lisa,
We would gobble that Texas Ranch Casserole right up, it looks so good. I am sharing my Bread Pudding and other meals for the week. Thanks for hosting and have a very special Valentine Day!
Miz Helen


Kim February 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Thanks for hosting! 🙂


Winnie February 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

Good Morning Lisa
Your Chicken Casserole would be great for a dinner pary (although it’s not for me as I’m a veg)

I’m sharing today my “Neapolitan 5-Layer Birthday Cake”
Thanks for hosting this wonderful party and I wish you a lovely Velantine’s Day


April @ The 21st Century Housewife February 14, 2012 at 7:03 am

Your Texas Ranch Chicken casserole looks delicious – perfect for a wintery evening! Thank you for sharing it, and for hosting. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Joan Hayes@chocolate and more February 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

Just found you and your link party, thanks so much for hosting, I’m now following you on GFC. Trued to also follow you on FB but it links to your personal page, do you have a FB page for your blog?


Lisa February 14, 2012 at 8:16 am

I just have my personal FB page. Really need to get a FB page for my blog. I know… :-/ Thanks for joining the TMTT link up.


Hollie February 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

Happy Valentine’s Day, thanks for hosting!


Michelle February 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

I absolutely love those meals that really only require one dish to make the whole meal. It’s that sense of simplicity that I adore, I think. This one definitely fits the bill! And Happy Valentine’s Day!


Jessica February 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

New to your link party, and already finding so many great ideas! Thanks for hosting, especially on a holiday! I shared my chocolate strawberry cupcakes, hope you like them 🙂


Jennifer @ Jennifer Cooks February 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Your Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole sounds a lot like one our family calls King Ranch Chicken…we love it! It’s hard to stop on!

Today I’m linking up my Valentines Cupcakes with a Twist.

Drop by Fusion Fridays at jennifercooks.com each Friday and link up your goodies! {Open thru Wednesday}

Thanks so much for hosting …and Happy Valentines!


Heath February 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Looks delicious! Stopping by from healthyfamilycookin.blospot.com! Thanks for hosting.


trisha February 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Happy Valentines Day – thanks for hosting!


Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry February 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Thank you for hosting! I shared my Strawberry Coconut Rice Pudding and Mint and Pea Soup recipes today. Happy Valentine’s Day!


BLR Graham February 15, 2012 at 12:43 am

Oh cheese, if only I were not lactose-intolerant! But I’d love to have a bite, please!

Happy valentine’s day and thank you for hosting.



Mrs. T February 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for hosting!


Patsy February 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

This is a good casserole recipe. In Texas it is called King Ranch Chicken after the largest ranch in the state…It is a biggie! I have posted New Orleans Shrip Creole for Mardi Gras tomorrow! Patsy


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