Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

For an easy, satisfying, and healthy chicken casserole dinner, check out this lightened up version of one of our most popular chicken dishes of all time—our King Ranch Chicken Casserole.

Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Photo: Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • Vegetable cooking spray

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts

  • 1 (10-ounce) can fat-free cream of chicken soup, undiluted

  • 1 (10-ounce) can fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomato and green chiles

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender.

  2. Stir in chicken and next 6 ingredients; remove from heat.

  3. Tear tortillas into 1-inch pieces; layer one-third tortilla pieces in bottom of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with one-third chicken mixture and one-third cheese. Repeat layers twice.

  4. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

  5. Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 947mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 21g
Calcium 248mg 19%
Iron 1mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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