If you have a crockpot that you’ve ignored or have yet to touch, I’m guaranteeing that you’re missing out. I’m guilty of this myself. My Pinterest is currently loaded with plenty of crockpot/slow cooker recipes that I really need to take advantage of. Crockpot recipes are great when you’re working long days and just don’t want to spend time cooking dinner at the end of it, even if you’re only feeding yourself.
Now, I loooooove Mexican food. Growing up Milwaukee, there’s plenty of places to find some good authentic Mexican food. And, as a good ol’ Midwestern girl, I loooooove ranch. It is wonderful on a multitude of things. Now, when I found this recipe that combined the two? I knew I had to try it.
Recipe originally found here.
Crockpot Ranch Chicken Tacos
– 3-4 chicken breasts
– 1 packet taco seasoning
– 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
– 2 cups chicken broth
– All the taco fixings you want
– Your preferred tortillas
Combine the two cups chicken broth, packet of taco seasoning (I used a mild seasoning for this recipe) and packet of ranch seasoning mix into the crockpot. Place your thawed chicken breasts into the mix. Turn your crockpot to low and let everything cook for 4-6 hours. I chose to leave it for 6 hours for maximum tenderness.
After you’ve let it cook for your preferred amount of time, shred the chicken in the crockpot. The chicken came apart so easily, it barely took me any effort to shred it apart. I then let the chicken cook for an additional 15-20 min so that the newly shredded chicken could soak up more of the juices.
After that, serve it up! There will be plenty of juiciness so be prepared, but the taco-ranch seasoning brothy mix is so good. I personally prefer corn tortillas to flour, and these are super susceptible to falling apart. Pro-tip for corn tortillas: Please lettuce on top of the tortilla before placing the filling. I prefer spinach to lettuce, so that’s what I use.
This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes. The first time I made it was Labor Day Weekend, which was busy because it was the weekend my boyfriend and I were celebrating our first dating anniversary, I had work and I had family coming into town. Come Monday, the last day my boyfriend was in town, I wanted to spend my time with him and not stuck in the kitchen cooking. I threw this all together around 11, it was ready shortly after five, and we both loved it. How can I tell? My boyfriend made up his tacos first, and in the time it took to make mine then run upstairs and get my camera for photos (in total less than 5 minutes) he had already eaten his first two tacos. If that’s not a sign of approval, I don’t know what is.
What are some of your favorite crockpot recipes? I’m on the hunt for more so please leave them in the comments below!
Until next time, stay well, stay beautiful xx