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Sometimes we eat at a K&W cafeteria when we are out of town (we don't have one where we live). They have what they call Ranch Chicken Casserole. Some of the ingredients are rotini pasta, onions, chunks of cooked breaded chicken, and I believe it is Ranch Dressing and sour cream. It is topped with bread crumbs. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have looked at many recipe sites and haven't found what I think is their recipe. I guess I need to know the proportion of Ranch Dressing to the sour cream. Any help sure would be appreciated.
Thanks, Kate, but this is baked in a 9x13 dish. No veggies. Thanks for your reply.
There is one that is made mixing sour cream and cream of chicken soup and topped with Stove top Stuffing Mix...
Thanks, Sassygrits. Guess I'll just have to play around with what I think is in it and see what I come up with. I appreciate your reply.
Hi PepsiGal! I see you haven't been on here in quite a while, but please, please tell me that you figured out how to make this.... I hate searching the internet and only coming up with "King Ranch Chicken Casserole" - so disappointing!
My husband and I eat at K&W also which is where I fell in love with the Ranch Chicken Casserole, but I found an even better version at J&S Cafeteria (they top it with melted cheddar cheese...Mmm!) - of course they laughed at me when I asked for the recipe! Anyway, I have the rotini, chicken, onions, and ranch dressing out on the counter ready to attempt this for the 1st time...wish me luck and please send some advice my way if you've been lucky enough to figure it out....take care!
Steph, I am just now seeing your post. Been having gallbladder surgery and cataract surgery and haven't checked the board in a while.
I never did get the recipe. Like you, I could only come up with the King Ranch Chicken Casserole and this was definitely not what I was looking for. Did you figure it out?
just seen it doesn't have veggies in it. And this one uses wide egg noodles.
Preparation: Season sliced chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cook in saute pan until done. Meanwhile, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil; add noodles. Cook 5 minutes; drain. In a bowl, combine sliced chicken, broccoli, soup, Ranch dressing and milk. Add noodles and 1/2 cup cheese. Pour into 3-quart casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400º F until casserole is bubbling and cheese is melted.
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This sounds good too. May try it next week. Thanks!!!
I too have a K&W and want this recipe......!!!! All I can find online is king chicken ranch!!!!!! Did you make it and how?? thanks:)
I love this, too but I have not been able to find the recipe. I've created my own version, which turned out pretty good. The cracker topping is optional, you can top with cheese if you like. I hope you enjoy it!
1 box Barilla Rotini noodles
1 envelope Lipton Onion soup mix
1 cup whole milk
1-1.5 pt. bottle Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1- 10 ¾ can Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
8 oz. container Breakstone sour cream
2-3 chicken breast, cooked and cut into bite-sized cubes
1 bag mozzarella & cheddar cheese blend shredded
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare pasta as directed. Rinse and drain.
Dissolve dry onion soup mix in milk.
In large mixing bowl, combine ranch dressing, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and onion soup mixture. Toss in pasta, shredded cheese and chicken and mix until well blended.
Pour into a buttered 9x13 Pyrex dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Last 5 minutes, top with Ritz cracker topping and bake until lightly browned.
Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Serves 8-10.
Sounds wonderful. Thanks
Thanks, Rarejewel. This sounds so delicious. My husband loves ranch dressing, tolerates chicken, and hates pasta. I'm definitely going to make this and if he won't eat it, all the better - more for me!!!
Came across this.
This is as close as I have come to the K&W Ranch Chicken Casserole. Hope this helps.
4-5 boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 family size can cream of chicken soup (condensed)
Chopped onion (optional)
16 oz. sour cream
2 packets Ranch dressing mix
1/2 box spiral pasta
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x13-inch baking dish, mix sour cream, chicken soup (undiluted), onion and ranch mix. Add chicken slices and coat. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Meanwhile, boil pasta, drain and rinse. Spoon sauce and chicken over pasta. Top with cheddar cheese and bake until cheese is bubbly.
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