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King Ranch Chicken Macaroni Skillet Casserole

This is my absolute favorite comfort food of all time. My mom makes this for me and my brother every time we come home to visit. Times are tough these days and we all neeed a little something to help us feel better. I hope this recipe does that for you.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 8


  • 1/2 box boxed macaroni noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 can mild diced tomatoes and green chilies 10 oz
  • 8 oz colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups chicken cooked and shredded
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain and aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saut√© onions until transluscent. Stir in tomatoes and green chilies. Add colby jack cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and seasonings. Stir until combined and cheese is melted. Add hot cooked pasta and shredded chicken. Mix to combine. Spoon mixture into a prepared 10-inch cast iron skillet, or a 9x13 baking dish. Top with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.


I used a can of Rotel for my mild green peppers and tomatoes. 
Keyword Casserole, Chicken