King Ranch Joes

King Ranch Joes
I really can’t think of many things I love more than a King Ranch Casserole.  Southern girls all have their favorite version of this classic, so I thought I’d make one too.  Mine has a twist though…I turned my King Ranch Casserole into a King Ranch Joe.  Sloppy Joe meet King Ranch…you’re a match made in dinner heaven.
 If you already have shredded chicken on hand (either leftovers, from your slow cooker or instant pot or a store bought rotisserie chicken), you can skip right to the last part and let your chicken mixture just heat up in the slow cooker.
This recipe serves four.
Shopping List
1 pound chicken breasts
about 8 cups of water
1 (10 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel tomatoes
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 thick slices of cornbread for serving
shredded cheddar cheese to garnish
Chopped green onions to garnish

In your slow cooker, add in your chicken and water.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.  About an hour before you’re ready to eat, remove chicken and discard liquid.  Add chicken back to hot slow cooker and shred with two forks.  Next, stir in cream soups, Rotel and chili powder.  Cover and cook on high another 30 minutes to an hour. When you’re ready to serve, take each plate and place a nice thick piece of cornbread in the center.  Next, add a big dollop of your chicken mixture on top.  Garnish with a little shredded cheddar and some chopped green onions.

This meal will make your whole family happy!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 24, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I love how we can use up leftovers in this recipe! Great. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer Sims January 24, 2019 at 5:24 am

    After having Carter, a friend I worked with brought me a huge 13×9 casserole dish piled high with King Ranch Casserole. And I ate the entire thing by myself. So clearly, this is right up my alley. 🙂

  • Narci January 24, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love King Ranch Casserole!

  • Rene' Pingel January 24, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Can’t wait to try this! 🙂

  • Becky January 24, 2019 at 8:01 am

    How do I not know what king ranch casserole is? Clearly, I’m not a southern girl! This looks delicious!

  • Deej January 24, 2019 at 8:19 am

    OMG comfort food at its finest! I cannot wait to make this 🙂

  • Mother Henn January 24, 2019 at 8:31 am

    I have never heard of King Ranch anything…I’m intrigued.

    • Mix and Match Mama January 24, 2019 at 8:37 am

      oh girl, it’s so good!

  • Kristin Dunn January 24, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve made and love your King Ranch Casserole! And, I may sound crazy, but I don’t love cornbread… maybe I could put this mix on a tortilla and make a tostada?? Any other thoughts to replace the cornbread?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 25, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Or a biscuit!! Or Texas Toast!!