king ranch chicken

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The Lone Star Spin on a Classic Chicken Dinner
This Tex-Mex addition to the casserole cannon, from Jessica Dupuy's new United Tastes of Texas, combines the usual baked cheese with some zippy add-ins: spicy chili powder, fiery roasted peppers and earthy cumin. The protein here is smoked chicken, but you could also use a rotisserie bird. You mix the chopped meat with cooked onion and bell and poblano peppers; then layer tortillas, the chicken and vegetables and a smattering of Monterey Jack and cheddar, repeating until you've filled a baking dish. The finished dish embodies comfort—with a kick.

Get the recipe: King Ranch Chicken