This recipe for Dude Ranch Chicken from RoTel is similar to a King Ranch Chicken Casserole, only made with flour tortillas. It couldn't be easier, just toss everything together in a large bowl and pour it in your dutch oven. It's cheesy, fluffy, spicy and a good pot luck casserole that gets better the longer it sits. In my 10 inch dutch oven, it baked with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom and 20 on top. After 30 minutes it was bubbling away and ready for a final topping of cheese. It's another good camping dish, the ingredients don't require much refrigeration and you can even mix it right in your dutch oven.
Dude Ranch Chicken
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 10 3/4 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 10 3/4 oz. can cream of celery soup
1 10 oz. can RoTel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained
1 4 OR 8 oz. can diced green chilies
3/4 cup sliced green onions
10 flour tortillas (8 inch), each cut into 6 triangular wedges
1 Tblsp sliced green onions for garnish
Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
Combine chicken, 1 cup cheese, both soups, undrained tomatoes, green chilies and the 3/4 cup green onions in large bowl.
Mix tortilla wedges into chicken mixture.
Spoon mixture into prepared dutch oven.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbling and hot.
Top with remaining 1 cup cheese, bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Garnish with 1 Tblsp green onions.
Makes 6 servings.
|Mix everything together and spoon into your dutch oven|
then top with cheese