Texas Lasagna (King Ranch Chicken Casserole)

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil the chicken with 1/2 cup onion and the salt and pepper until meat falls off the bones (about 1 hour), save the chicken stock for use later. Let the chicken cool, then slice the into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Mix 1/2 cup of the chicken stock with all the other remaining ingredients except the cheese and tortillas.
  • Mix the three cheeses together.
  • Dip tortillas into remaining reserved chicken stock and put a double layer of tortillas in two 8 inch x 8 inch pans (I use two 2 quart Pyrex glass ones), a layer of the soup, vegetables and chicken mixture, a layer of 1/3 of the cheese, then repeat these layers two more times.
  • Cover with tinfoil and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Let the dish set for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe results in a mildly hot dish. If you would like it hotter, increase the three peppers, or just serve with a jar of ground cayenne pepper, so each person can adjust the heat as they like.
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