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King Ranch Chicken: A Tex-Mex Delight with PAM® Magic

I recently took the Pam Original Cooking Spray Challenge offered through Smiley360.
Discover King Ranch Chicken, a Tex-Mex favorite made easy with PAM®. No-stick, no fuss, and full of flavor. Your next dinner winner!

How to Master King Ranch Chicken: A Tex-Mex Delight with PAM® Magic

A Kitchen Essential: PAM® Original Cooking Spray

In 1961, the culinary world was introduced to a game-changer – PAM® Original Cooking Spray, an all-natural, no-stick cooking spray that quickly rose to culinary stardom. This kitchen essential has been a trusted companion for home cooks and professional chefs alike for over six decades.

History of PAM® Original

PAM® Original was first created to address the age-old issue of food sticking to pans. Since then, it has become a versatile staple in kitchens worldwide. From browning the perfect roasted turkey to preventing your bread from sticking, PAM® has been a reliable sidekick for all your cooking adventures.

Why Choose PAM®?

  • Low-Calorie, Low-Fat: With just seven calories and less than one gram of fat per serving, PAM® helps you maintain a healthy balance in your recipes.
  • Ultimate Versatility: It’s not just about preventing sticking; PAM® empowers you to experiment with recipes like the King Ranch Chicken, offering outstanding results.
  • Effortless Cleanup: After enjoying your delicious meal, PAM® steps in to make clean-up a breeze, leaving your cookware looking spotless.

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Expert Tips

For better browning, ensure you apply PAM® evenly to the cooking surface. Hold the can about 6 inches (15 cm) from the pan, and spray in a sweeping motion. This ensures thorough coverage and even cooking results.

PAM® Original Recipe: King Ranch Chicken with Extra Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients for King Ranch Chicken:

  • 3 cups (720 ml) cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 can (10.5 oz/295 g) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10.5 oz/295 g) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10 oz/280 g) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (200 g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How to Make King Ranch Chicken Casserole:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a casserole dish, layer corn tortillas, cooked chicken, diced tomatoes, and a mixture of soups and spices.
  3. Add a generous amount of shredded cheese on top.
  4. Spray the dish with PAM® Original Cooking Spray.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
  6. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Storage and Leftovers

Leftover King Ranch Chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave or bake it in the oven.

Our Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray Review:

For the Ultimate Challenge I elected to bake the King Ranch Chicken Recipe. I even added extra cheese!

Out of the oven it was beautiful.

King Ranch ChickenWe enjoyed the flavors, and it was quite easy to make.
Then came clean-up.
Thanks to Pam Cooking Spray it was a cinch.
After all, the pan looked like this:
The King Ranch Chicken Pan after using Pam
There was absolutely no soaking or scrubbing. I just transferred the left-overs to our Rubbermaid and wiped the pan out with a sponge before adding it to the dishwasher.
Pam is truly a staple at our house. It makes my life easier and delivers results. Every time.

FAQs for PAM® Users

  • Can I use PAM® Original for baking? Yes, PAM® is perfect for baking, preventing your delicious creations from sticking to pans.
  • Is PAM® safe for non-stick cookware? Absolutely! PAM® is safe to use on all types of cookware, including non-stick surfaces.
  • Can I use PAM® for grilling? Yes, PAM® Original is ideal for preventing food from sticking to the grill grates.

Discover the New and Improved PAM® Formula

The latest PAM® formula is 70% more effective at tackling baked-on food compared to bargain cooking sprays. Not only does it ensure every meal turns out picture-perfect, but it also saves you precious time in the kitchen. Say goodbye to long soaking and scrubbing sessions – PAM® has your back.

PAM® for Every Meal

No matter what you’re cooking, PAM® is there to lend a helping hand. From breakfast to dinner, it ensures your recipes come out flawlessly. Make PAM® your culinary ally, and you’ll enjoy both the process and the results.

Where to Find PAM®

PAM® cooking sprays are readily available at grocery stores nationwide. So, grab a can and embark on a cooking adventure where sticking is no longer an issue. PAM® – your kitchen’s best friend.

*I received the Pam Cooking Challenge kit through Smiley360. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.
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