Chicken and Ranch Casserole


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Chicken and Ranch Casserole

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This dish is a Tex-Mex fiesta in one pot! The flavors are the perfect mix of Hispanic spices and ingredients with a touch of Midwest love: ranch!  It take 30 minutes to throw together and while its baking enjoy time with the family! 

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 8
1 (15.5-oz.) can Hy-Vee golden hominy, drained
1 (15.5-oz.) can Hy-Vee no salt added pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (6.8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Spanish rice
2 ¼ c. Hy-Vee finely shredded Mexican cheese, divided
3 c. Hy-Vee Kitchen shredded rotisserie chicken
1 c. Hy-Vee 33% less sodium chicken broth
4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
½ c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped white onions
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 dried Ancho chile, seeded, stemmed, and chopped
½ jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped, plus additional slices for garnish
2 clove(s) garlic, minced
2 c. Hy-Vee ranch flavored tortilla chips, divided
Hy-Vee ranch dressing, for garnish
Fresh cilantro, for garnish
Lime wedges, for serving

Things To Grab

  • 3-quart Dutch oven
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Blender


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 3-quart Dutch oven with nonstick spray. Stir together hominy, pinto beans, Spanish rice and seasoning packet, and 1 cup Mexican cheese in prepared Dutch oven; spread evenly. Top with shredded chicken; set aside.

  2. Place chicken broth, tomatoes, onions, lime juice, ancho chile, chopped jalapeño, and garlic in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour 3 cups tomato mixture over chicken in Dutch oven. Crush 1 cup tortilla chips; sprinkle on top. Sprinkle with 1 cup Mexican cheese.

  3. Bake covered, 35 to 40 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drizzle with remaining tomato mixture. Top with remaining 1 cup whole tortilla chips and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

  4. To serve, garnish with ranch dressing, cilantro, and additional jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition facts


480 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 880mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 27g

Daily Values

Iron 15%
Calcium 20%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 15%