Sabroso Saturday: King Ranch Chicken #SabrosoSaturday

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health. 


It’s officially Fall. The weather is cooling. The kids are back in school. And me…I’m cooking! 

I normally cook  my family meals without a recipe. Most were passed down from family member to family member, while bonding over a hot stove or oven. Lately, I’ve been trying  to write down those recetas/recipes and posting them as Sabroso Saturday posts, while also interspensing new recipes readers have sent me or I’ve discovered in my new addition to the cocina /kitchen. 

Since I test every recipe before posting it on LOAM, to make sure it not only tastes great, but that I have  written directions down correctly, I can vouch that my family likes them. With a child who dislikes veggies, another who dislikes anything that looks different and well, limited time, it can be challenging, but it is possible! Plus the money saved from ordering out, puts a smile on my face. I hope it puts one on yours as well! 

Below I noted ingredients I used to create the meal. You can substitute as needed if you can not locate the same ingredients near you.  

Do you cook more often in the cooler seasons?
Let us know in a comment! 


King Ranch Chicken 


  • PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 cup Fleischmann’s Original – stick (Healthier than butter since its cholesterol-free)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (To save time, you can buy frozen veggies, just note it costs more)
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (10 – 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10 – 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10 oz) RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inch) torn into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese



  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray your baking dish, sides and bottom, with cooking spray.  set aside.
  2. Melt Fleischmann’s in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers & onions, stirring continuously for about 5 minutes or until the peppers and onions are tender.
  3. Add both cans of soup, the can of RO*TEL undrained, and the chicken. Stir.
  4. In the baking dish, layer one third of tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese evenly in the dish. Repeat the same layers two more times.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes or until it’s hot and bubbly! Remove from oven.

I served my King Ranch Chicken with rice and a side salad; however, you can serve it as a stand alone meal. It’s that filling!

Since I served it with rice and salad, I had enough for two nights. I simply froze the remaining King Ranch Chicken and microwaved it the next day.


NOTE:Since I hate clean up. I spray PAM on all sides of the baking dish before cooking to make clean ups easier. I find this is cheaper than purchasing new aluminium pans every time I bake. Plus it looks so much prettier when I serve a meal in a real baking dish!  



Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share? It’s easy! 

If you are a blogger, you can share a sabroso/tasty recipe you have posted this week on your blog by adding a DIRECT link to it below. 

If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina@latinaonamission.com with “Sabroso Saturday” in the Subject line. If I am able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it! 

Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on their names below. 

Enjoy & have a Sabroso Saturday!

Disclosure: LOAM is a Pam sponsored Blogger; however, experiences and thoughts are our own – como siempre! /as always!. You can find coupons and more at PAM’s Facebook Page.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Small Footprints October 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Love your Sabroso Saturday link-up … but it ALWAYS makes me hungry! :-)
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2 Patricia October 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Yum. Sounds easy and delcious…we just need a pic to go with it!

3 Ms. Latina October 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Patricia: The boys grabbed it so fast I wasn’t able to get a good shot. I’ll make it again this week and make sure I get a picture to post. :)
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4 Schmidty October 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

This sounds delicious! I definitely cook more in cooler months; I love the smell of something yummy simmering on the stove and for some reason I love to bake more in the winter, it just makes the whole house smell so good and feel cozy.

5 Patricia Carrasco October 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I love the chicken! This recipe is easy and delicious! Thanks :)

6 Carmen October 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Easy and delicious. I really like your recipe. Thanks!!!

7 yesi October 9, 2011 at 1:05 am

King Ranch Chicken sounds delicious, I will try to do it, I love the chicken! thanks

8 Lilian Hurn-Súper Baratísimo o Gratis. October 9, 2011 at 2:07 am

yummiii, I agree good dish for this weather. I did chili soup today :)
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9 jai October 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

That sounds delicious! I agree post a pic next time! I do cook more in the winter an fall as well.
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10 Sandra October 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

mmmmm delicius i cook

11 Carmen Ortiz October 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I agree with all, we need a pic. This chicken sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

12 Wendy T October 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

This sounds good!

I always mean to spray Pam, and usually forget. I’m bookmarking the recipe. Thanks.

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