King Ranch Chicken for Two Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, large
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • 1 Jalapeño, small and minced
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro-Tel
  • 2 tortillas Corn Tortillas, or Flour tortillas, your choice (8-inch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium sauce pan, poach the chicken breast in water until it registers 165°F. Remove the chicken from the water and let cool on a cutting board.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and have ready two 10-oz ramekins.
  3. Next, wipe out the saucepan and return it to medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Stir in the flour with a whisk, and whisk constantly while cooking for about 1 minute. Next, slowly whisk in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Let the mixture come to a boil to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the Ro*Tel tomatoes, the minced jalapeño and onion. Next, stream in the chicken stock mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Shred the chicken when it’s cool enough to handle.
  6. Next, tear up the tortillas into small strips. Place one-fourth of the tortillas in the bottom of each of the two 10-oz ramekins. Place one-fourth of the shredded chicken on top. Ladle one-fourth of the chicken broth and tomato mixture on top. Sprinkle a bit of the garlic salt on top. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make two layers total. Finally, top with the cheese.
  7. Bake on a sheet pan for 30 minutes, or until bubbling. Serve warm.
Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Author: Christina Lane
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 184
Calories 394

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
  Saturated Fat 14g
Sodium 1209mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Christina Lane

About Christina

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.