We can’t begin to tell you how much we love using our slow cookers. It’s so nice to throw all the ingredients in your slow cooker and have no dinner worries for the rest of the day!
Your family will go crazy over this King Ranch Chicken recipe with chicken, cheese, and tortilla chips. It’s so delicious!
Why is it called King Ranch Chicken
No one is exactly sure why it’s called King Ranch Chicken, but this Tex-Mex recipe has been around for years!
It’s rumored that its name comes from King Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the United States, although no one has actually found a connection between the dish and the ranch.
It may be a mystery, but this chicken dish has been a favorite in Texas cookbooks and lunchrooms for a long time.
CHoosing the right slow cooker
For this recipe, you’ll need a good slow cooker. Did you know every one of us sisters uses a different slow cooker?
We’re all in different stages of life with different schedules, and because of that we need different things from our slow cookers!
Here are a few suggestions to take into consideration before selecting yours.
How big is your family? If you have a large family, we’d recommend looking at an 8 quart slow cooker so you can make sure your recipes fit all in one.
We love this 8 quart slow cooker. You can find it in a 6 quart size too!
What are your slow cooker needs? Do you need a self timer while you’re gone at the office all day? Or do the simple high and low settings work for your lifestyle?
How to Make King Ranch Chicken
Ready to have dinner done in just a matter of minutes? Here are the step by step instructions on making King Ranch Chicken in your slow cooker.
- Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Spread a layer of tortilla chips in the crock pot to cover the bottom. It’s ok if they are overlapping.
- In a medium sized bowl combine the chicken, diced tomatoes, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, garlic and onion.
- Stir until combined.
- Place half of the chicken mixture on top of the chips.
- Then top with half of the cheese.
- Repeat layers.
- Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 3 hours.
Related recipe: love king ranch chicken? Try our favorite version- Ranch Chicken Casserole!
What to serve with King Ranch Chicken
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In this video we’re showing you how to make another one of our favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes, Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches.