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  • 2 tablespoons - butter
  • 1/2 packages - 10 oz. frozen diced onion, red and green bell peppers and celery
  • 2 cans - 10.75 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans - 10 oz. mild diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 teaspoons - Mexican style chili powder
  • 3 cups - shredded deli-roasted chicken
  • 3 cups - freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups - coarsely crumbled lime-flavored white corn tortilla chips
  • - fresh cilantro sprigs and lime wedges, for garnish
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add frozen vegetables and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a medium bowl; stir in soup, diced tomatoes, and chili powder.

    2. Layer half of chicken in a lightly greased 13-x-9-inch baking dish. Top with half of soup mixture and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups tortilla chips. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese.

    3. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

    Brief Description

    Zestier version of traditional King Ranch casserole.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  Mexican

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 30 min


    May substitute 1 teaspoon chili powder plus 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper in place of Mexican chili powder, if desired.


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    December 20, 2015

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