The King Ranch Casserole is a staple in Texas, and is the epitome of Tex-Mex deliciousness. Many people believe the origin of the dish has to do with the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas, but according to the ranch owner’s wife, that’s not the case. We may not know where it came from, but we’re sure glad to have it. We’re also glad to have this scrumptious King Ranch Casserole recipe from Food Wishes.
The recipe for King Ranch Casseroles is pretty standard, but Food Wishes made a couple of changes that make a lot of difference. For instance, usually King Ranch Chicken Casserole recipes call for raw onion and peppers, but in this recipe, a quick two-minute sauté adds extra flavor.
The repeat layers of shredded cheddar cheese, chicken mixture and tortillas makes King Ranch Chicken Casserole almost like a Texan lasagna. The taste is similar to chicken enchiladas, but in casserole form.