king ranch casserole recipe - briggs true
king ranch casserole recipe - briggs true

King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole


May 24, 2021

This ain't your mother's chicken role. This classic gets a Briggs True mashup with the addition of some quinoa (I know I know, some of you are saying whattttt but trust me you’ll like it). Beyond being cheesy, hot, and packed with Texas flavor it’s sure to become a family favorite.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 ¾ cups cooked quinoa

5 tsp olive oil

2 cups chopped seeded poblano pepper (about 3 medium)

1 ½ cups chopped onion

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp Briggs True Texas Seasoning

2 cups unsalted chicken stock

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted fire-roasted tomatoes

1 (4-ounce) can mild chopped green chiles

1 ½ cups (6 ounces) skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, shredded

3 ½ oz. reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded and divided (about 3/4 cup)


1Preheat oven to 400°

2Combine cooked quinoa and 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl. Spread quinoa on a parchment-lined baking sheet; bake at 400° for 15 minutes.

3In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, honey, Briggs True Texas Seasoning, garlic and ¼ cup of olive oil. In a large bowl toss chicken along with spice marinade until coated.

4Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil; swirl. Add poblano pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in flour, cumin, and Briggs True Texas Seasoning; cook 1 minute. Add stock, salt, tomatoes, and chopped green chiles to pan; bring to a boil.

5Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in chicken. Pour half of the chicken mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish; top with half of the quinoa mixture and 2 ounces cheese. Repeat layers once with the remaining chicken mixture, remaining quinoa, and remaining 5 ounces cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes.

6Git Ya Some & Enjoy!


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