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Keto King Ranch Chicken

This Keto King Ranch Chicken looks so good. I can’t wait to make it. I love anything remotely Mexican when it comes to food. What can I say? I’m from Texas. I got this one from my new favorite site, http://www.ruled.me.

Ingredients:

3 cups chicken (or turkey), cut up into bite sized pieces *
1 cup turkey or chicken broth (preferably homemade)
1-2 Tbs butter or coconut oil
1/2 small onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 Tbsp red chile powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
4 oz can of chopped green chile
6 oz of red salsa
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup yogurt or sour cream
16 oz grated cheese (I used creamy Jack)
6 -7 homemade tortillas (or low carb tortillas of choice)

Directions:

  1. Cut up chicken into bite sized pieces if using raw. Dice onion and bell pepper.
  2. If you are using raw chicken, melt 1 Tbs of the butter or coconut oil in a pan and cook the chicken until done.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside. Melt additional 1 Tbs of butter or coconut oil and cook bell pepper and onion on medium low until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add spices to pan. Mix them well with onions and peppers and cook for approximately 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the cup of broth and stir it until you’ve loosened up all the pieces of spice on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add cream, chile, and salsa, mixing well.
  7. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. At the end of 15 minutes, very carefully remove 1-1/2 cups of the hot mixture and put into an emulsion beaker or blender. (PLEASE use caution here!)
  9. Blend mixture until thickened. If using a stick blender, keep blender in the bottom of the beaker to avoid being burned.
  10. Carefully pour the blended mixture back into the pan.
  11. Stir well and then add yogurt. After it’s all combined, add meat.
  12. Mix meat into sauce and gather sauce, tortillas, and cheese. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  13. In a 9×13 baking dish, begin by layering sauce/meat mixture. Just put enough to wet the bottom of the pan.
  14. Place whole tortillas in the bottom (do not overlap), then tear another tortilla and fit it in around the empty spots.
  15. Ladle half the sauce/meat mixture on top of the tortillas.
  16. Evenly spread 1/2 of the cheese over the sauce/meat mixture.
  17. Repeat for the second layer, layering tortillas, then sauce, and ending with remaining cheese mixture. It’s ready for the oven!
  18. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy! May be topped with additional sour cream.

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Was a music major. Spent 20 years in the Navy Band Program. Lived in in Florida 10 years. Have been in SC for 6 years.

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