King Ranch Chicken Casserole

 
yield8 portions

Recipe variations on this Texas-favorite chicken casserole abound simply because it's delicious.

What you will need

1 (4 1/2- to 5-lb. ) whole chicken

2 celery ribs, cut into 3 pieces each

2 carrots, cut into 3 pieces each

2 1/2 to 3 tsp. salt

2 tablespoons butter

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup

1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup

2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon Mexican-style chili powder*

3 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese

12 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips

(Nutritional facts 171 calories, 10.39 g fat, 11.34 g carbohydrates, 9.59 g protein, 30 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium)

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