Taco Chicken & King Ranch Casserole

This Taco Chicken recipe dates way back to our early years of marriage. 

No prep time? No problem!

  Taco Chicken uses frozen chicken breasts thrown in the Crockpot with water and taco seasoning.  That is IT!

  After being preggo 8 times in 8 years, I needed an easy “go to” supper that didn’t make me gag, and this one was perfect! 

  You can use this chicken in burritos, tacos, oven nachos or King Ranch Casserole. 

Taco Chicken

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Taco Chicken txt 3


  • 6 whole Frozen Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 ounce, weight Packet Of Taco Seasoning

Preparation Instructions

In your slow cooker, place 6 frozen chicken breasts. Empty taco seasoning packet over all and pour in 1 cup water.
Turn crock pot on low for 4-6 hours. Shred with a fork and leave the lid off the last 45 minutes of your cook time, to allow juices to be absorbed.
Use for burritos, oven nachos, tacos or King Ranch Casserole. {coming up next}


My BFF, Kasey made this delicious Mexican Casserole for me way back in the day, when I drove across the state to visit her.  Thank the Lord she has since moved back to our hometown, and now lives literally 6 minutes from me.  🙂  

  Anyhow, the King Ranch is her recipe and we just love it.

King Ranch Casserole

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King Ranch Casserole txt


  • 1 batch of Taco Chicken
  • 1 can {10 Oz} Each Cream Of Mushroom And Cream Of Chicken
  • 1 can {10 Oz} Rotell, Original
  • 7 ounces, fluid Chicken Broth
  • 1 whole Onion, finely chopped
  • ¾ cups Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 12 whole Tortillas, White Or Wheat

Preparation Instructions

Begin this recipe by making a batch of Taco Chicken in your crock pot. {see recipe box}
Mix together in a LARGE bowl: chicken, broth, cream of soups, rotell, chopped onion, sour cream and 1 cup cheese. Stir well, set aside.
In a skillet, brown both sides of each tortilla. Cut into 4ths and add into your mixture, stir carefully to mix well and coat each tortilla.
Scrape into an over-sized 9×13 Casserole dish {I used Pampered Chefs}and bake uncovered at 350* for one hour. The last 20 minutes of cook time, add your final cup of cheese.
Serve with taco sauce, lettuce and tomato.



8 thoughts on “Taco Chicken & King Ranch Casserole

  1. The chicken is great cook this way ! Will be making it more often like this … The King Ranch is great eating it as I type 🙂

  2. Pingback: Chicken Challenge Day 6: Slow Cooker White Bean & Chicken Chili | 4 little Fergusons

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