There is something so comforting about a casserole. This casserole used the leftover quinoa from another dinner last week along with rotisserie chicken and a handful of other ingredients. King Ranch Chicken Casserole has been around for a long time and it a popular Tex-Mex dish. The name has nothing to do with a King or with Ranch dressing and instead refers to a large ranch in the United States.
Casseroles are one of those dishes that can be prepared in advance and then cooked whenever you’re ready. I prepped this dish earlier in the day and Big Guy just popped it in the oven and it was ready when we were.
The casserole is full of cheese, quinoa, chicken, poblano peppers, onion, fire roasted tomatoes and green chiles. It was so filling and delicious. I actually loved how large the serving size was and didn’t feel like I was eating something “healthy.”
I loved how the leftover quinoa was transformed into a new dish. It’s nutty and a little spicy and a whole lot of delicious.
Do you have a favorite casserole?
I loved tuna noodle casserole growing up and chicken pot pie.