Ranch Chicken Tacos #slowcooker

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Want to have a little extra fun on your next taco night? Check out these super tasty super fun Ranch Chicken Tacos that are totally loaded with ranch flavors – ranch flavor on the chicken, ranch dressing, AND ranch chips all loaded up on a soft flour tortilla. The slow cooked chicken has such a burst of flavor – you will want to use the recipe for sandwiches, nachos, burritos or even a tasty chicken salad.

Ranch Chicken Tacos #slowcooker

The different textures at play in this taco add to the delight. You have the soft tortilla with the crunchy tortilla chips. And the melty cheese with crisp lettuce and onion. It is a great bite of food for sure. You can use your favorite store-bought ranch dressing for these tacos or you can make your own ranch at home. I have a great Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe you can check out!

Ranch Chicken Tacos #slowcooker

By adding the smoky cumin and chili powder to the ranch powder mix, you get a nice depth of flavor for the chicken. I used chicken breasts for this, but boneless skinless chicken thighs would also work. You could also go for a turkey breast as well. You just want to be sure it is boneless, as that really can have an impact on the cook time as well more time to take the meat off the bone after it’s cooked.

Ranch Chicken Tacos #slowcooker

When I last served these I went all in on the Cool Ranch tortilla chips and got the big bag to serve them as a side with the tacos. If you wanted something with a little more substance, you could make ranch beans. Whole pinto beans (not drained), a 4 oz can of green chilies and 1oz of ranch powder. Simmer on medium-low until ready to serve.

Ranch Chicken Tacos #slowcooker

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Ranch Tacos

Layered with the zesty flavors of ranch, this slow cooked chicken makes a delicious taco
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword chicken tacos, cool ranch, ranch dressing, slow cooked chicken, slow cooker, soft tacos, taco, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 4 hours
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Chicken Breast
  • ½ cup Butter cut into 1 tbsp tabs
  • 1 oz Ranch Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 16 Flour Tortillas fajita sized
  • 1 cup Iceberg Lettuce shredded
  • ½ Medium Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese finely shredded
  • 1 cup Cool Ranch Corn Chips lightly crushed
  • 1 cup Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  • Add chicken to slow cooker. Spread butter tabs evenly. Combine ranch powder, cumin, chili powder, onion, powder, and garlic powder. Sprinkle evenly over chicken. Secure lid and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours).
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker, and chop. Then return to slow cooker and stir with any juices.
  • Start with a tortilla and add lettuce, onion and sprinkle of cheese. Next add chicken, drizzle of ranch dressing and sprinkle of crushed chips.

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I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

18 thoughts on “Ranch Chicken Tacos #slowcooker

  1. I’ve never had tacos with chicken, always beef, but these look good. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 96. Shared.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      This would be a great time to give it a try!

  2. Gina – Midwest USA – I am a book blogger and reviewer. I also proudly wear the titles of wife, mother, nana, and friend. I wear lots of hats and I love every minute of it.
    Gina says:

    Sounds delish!
    Visiting today from Grammy’s Grid Unlimited 96.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Hope you give it a try!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      I hope you enjoy them!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Gotta love the slow cooker, right?

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