Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken

Slow-Cooker King Ranch Chicken

Full of bold Tex-Mex flavors, the King Ranch Chicken Southern casserole gets a makeover for your slow cooker. 

Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken
Makes about 6 servings
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips, divided, plus more for serving
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10-ounce) can mild diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  1. In a 2-quart slow cooker, sprinkle 1 cup tortilla chips; top with chicken pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together soup, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cornstarch, salt, cumin, chili powder, and pepper until well combined. Pour soup mixture onto chicken, and sprinkle with ½ cup cheese. Top with remaining 1 cup tortilla chips and remaining ¼ cup cheese.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3½ hours. Uncover and cook until meat thermometer inserted into chicken registers 165°, about 30 minutes more. Serve with additional tortilla chips.

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