When autumn hits I find myself using my crockpot much more often. It’s so nice to come home from a long day at work and to have the aroma of a delicious dinner hit you as soon as you walk in the door. Knowing that dinner can be on the table in minutes without a bunch of fuss is a great feeling. One of my favorite crockpot meals is my Crockpot Ranch Chicken Taco Recipe.
When I became an Old El Paso brand ambassador I knew immediately that I had to share my Crockpot Ranch Chicken Taco Recipe with all of you. It’s delicious and super easy to make. A great Tex Mex fusion meal.
When I was a kid we used to have tacos for dinner every Friday night. All week long I would look forward to taco night. Friday nights meant the end of a long week, looking forward to 2 days with no school, TGIF programming on TV (Urkel anyone?) and my favorite meal. Tacos were and still are my favorite food in the whole world. I crave tacos more than I crave any other meal.
Old El Paso makes dinnertime easy, combine it with a crockpot meal and it makes for a super easy meal. Try making this Crockpot Ranch Chicken Taco Recipe next week and make Taco Tuesday (or Taco Friday as it was in my house) a weekly tradition!
If you are following along with the Sew Creative Menu Board System here is your Crockpot Ranch Chicken Taco menu board card.
For the chicken:
- 3 to 4 chicken breasts
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning (make your own with my Ranch Seasoning recipe here)
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (make your own with my Taco Seasoning recipe here)
For the ranch sauce:
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup reduced fat mayo
- 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning
For the tacos:
- Old El Paso Hard Shell Tacos (I love the Stand and Stuff Tacos)
- Old El Paso Salsa
- Any other taco fixings you might like (shredded cheese, avocado, tomatoes, etc)
- Put chicken breasts, chicken broth, ranch seasoning and taco seasoning into your crockpot. Cook on low temperature for 4 hours.
- In a bowl combine sour cream, mayo and ranch seasoning. Stir until well combined then refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to combine.
- When ready to serve, remove chicken from liquid and shred with a fork. Heat tacos per instructions on box. Fill taco shell with shredded chicken, lettuce and other taco fixings. Top with ranch sauce and salsa.
Tell me: Do you love Mexican food as much as I do? Does your family have Taco Tuesday? Do you find that you use your crockpot more in the fall and winter?
“Disclosure – I am participating in the Old El Paso Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
I love tacos too! This recipe looks like it adds a little umph to regular tacos. Thanks for sharing.
Let me know if you try it Salma. It’s pretty delicious.
Angie Nelson says
Pinning this one for later. Looks delicious!
Thank you so much for the pin. I’d love to hear what you think of it once you give it a try. 🙂
Jen @Making Our Life Matter says
Yumm! Going to add this to my “gotta try in the crockpot” bookmark! Stopping in from SITSSharefest.
Yay! That sounds like a great bookmark. I love the crockpot. Thanks for stopping by. I love my SITStahs!
It was nice chatting with you on the Sharefest this morning.
I have never ever used a crockpot – let alone own one but this recipe makes me want to buy one.
I love TACOS!!! especially the clean ones that I do now a days.
Great recipe and post!
Visiting from #SITSSHAREFEST
Keep it Touched,
This looks SO good! I’m definitely going to try it–love a good crockpot recipe!
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Have a great weekend!
Let me know if you try it! I’d love to hear what your family thinks.
Off to enter your giveaway!
Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) says
This looks SOOO good. Yum. 🙂 Stopping by from SITSSHAREFEST linky. Thanks for participating!
These look incredible. I wish that my family liked ranch.
You could still make them using the ranch seasoning (especially my homemade seasoning which is just nice spices that taste good with chicken) and use plain sourcream instead of the ranch dressing on top. I bet your family would love it. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Laura @ Live, Run Sparkle says
I loved (and still love) taco night too, it seems more informal and fun than a regular chicken & veggie dinner, you know? This recipe looks awesome, you could make a healthier version of the ranch sauce if you swapped out the mayo for plain greek yogurt too. Just an idea!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting Laura. You definitely could make a ranch sauce with yogurt. I use greek yogurt in sauces a lot here.
Taco night is the best!
Crockpot does scream fall and easy! Never thought to make tacos with it! These look great! Thanks so much or sharing your childhood fav! I loved Family Matters back in the day too 🙂
Yay! Another Family Matters fan. 🙂 I’d love to hear if you try the recipe and what you think of it.
It looks so good!
Deb @ Kneaded Creations says
Love Tacos, and crockpot easy!!! OMG fabulous idea! Glad you posted at the Sunday Showcase link party. I’ve pinned, liked, twittered and G+-ed your post. I’d love it if you dropped by for a visit at http://www.kneadedcreations.com . I look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.
That looks delicious!!!
This looks absolutely delicious and you are so right… I need to get back into using the crockpot more! Looking forward to sinking my teeth into these tacos!
So you put the chicken in the crockpot frozen or thawed?
One thing I love about crockpot cooking is you can cook from frozen or thawed! 🙂 Either would work for this recipe.
Awesome! I know what we are having for dinner tomorrow now!
We had it and my 7yr old asked if I could put some tacos in his lunch tomorrow. Hubby said it was a keeper!
Thanks so much!
Yay! Oh Christi this completely made my day. Thank you so much for letting me know. I am THRILLED that your family liked it!
We don’t have Taco Tuesday, but we should! My kids LOVE tacos and anything Mexican (and so do I). This looks fabulous, I’m adding it in our rotation asap 🙂
xo ~kim & chloe
Shana Norris says
Yum. I love the combination of chicken + Ranch. And I’m all about slow cooker meals, too!