Gourmet Yourself: Low Fat King Ranch Chicken

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jeff Davis
    Cowtown Diner's king Ranch Chicken is low fat.

    White Sauce
    4 cups nonfat half and half
    ¼ cup cornstarch
    ¼ cup water
    2 tablespoons chicken base
    pinch nutmeg
    1 cup fat free yogurt

    King Ranch Mix:

    2 whole roasted chickens, meat picked off the bone
    4 tablespoons roasted chopped poblanos
    2 small cans rotel tomatoes with green chilis drained
    1 large grilled yellow onion chopped small dice (can substitute sauté for grilled)
    2 cups grilled corn off the cob or one can of nibblets drained
    2 cups lite cheddar
    2 tablespoons fresh thyme
    2 tablespoons cumin
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    ½  tablespoons chili powder
    16 corn tortillas for layering
    2 cups lite cheddar
     
    For the white sauce:
    Bring nonfat half and half to a boil. Then mix cornstarch and water and add the boiling half and half. Cook on low heat, stirring for four minutes or until it thickens. Then add yogurt and the king ranch ingredients together.
     

    In a casserole dish start by ladeling ½ cup of king ranch mix to bottom of casserole
    The add 8 corn tortillas overlapping
    Layer ½ of chicken
    Layer ½ of cheese
    Add 1 ½ cups of King Ranch sauce on top
    8 corn tortillas overlapping
    ½ of chicken
    Add the rest of cheese on top

    Bake at 375 Degrees for 20 minutes until browned and bubbly. Yummy!