King Ranch Chicken
Oh King Ranch Chicken, where have you been all my life? Seriously! Why have I never eaten this?! I guess I was just searching for the right recipe. Well, I finally found it in my new cookbook Some Day You'll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladie's Guide to Being a "Perfect Mother" by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays. My parents gave me their first book Being Dead is No Excuse for Christmas a few years ago and I loved it; this book is just as good. The stories in the books are hilarious and the recipes are fantastic. I could totally relate to some of the "Signs that you are the daughter of a Southern mother" – such as, "You know about deviled egg plates, pledge pins and the importance of middle names" and "You speak to everybody, even tacky people". I am a daughter of a true Southern mother!
Gayden and Charlotte describe the King Ranch Chicken recipe as follows:
I couldn't agree more with them – this really was one of the best things we ever ate! This recipe make enough for six people. I made the whole recipe and froze half of the chicken mixture for later. I didn't want to freeze it with the tortilla chips. I thought they might get soggy. ? I can't wait to make this again!