Recipe Review: Chicken Ranch Tacos (Slow Cooker)

One of my favorite things to eat at Chili’s is the Chicken Club Tacos.  I found the inspiration for this recipe on Pinterest and figured I could change it up to make it similar to the Chicken Club Tacos at Chili’s.  This was a HUGE hit with my family.  Both of my kids, who are incredibly picky eaters at times, raved about how much they loved it. There were no leftovers and the kids were fighting over who would get seconds!  The best part?  It’s SUPER easy to make!


Chicken breasts (2-3, I used frozen)
Taco seasoning packet (I used half)
Ranch dip packet (I used half)
1 can chicken broth
Flour tortillas (you could also use hard taco shells)
Toppings of choice: lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, etc.
Ranch dressing


Place chicken breasts, taco seasoning, ranch dip mix, and chicken broth in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours. Shred meat before serving and fill taco shells with toppings of choice.

I also made guacamole to go with ours. I used 2 small avocadoes, half of a tomato, 1 T lemon juice, 1 T lime juice, garlic powder (to taste), dash of pepper, onion salt (to taste), and 1 T sour cream.

Next time, I’m going to use the recipe for Chipotle dressing from Our Best Bites because I think it will be similar to the ancho-chili ranch dressing at Chili’s which is AMAZING.

Here are the ingredients needed if you want to make that:

1/3 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2/3 c. light sour cream
1 1/2 + tsp. adobo sauce from canned chipotle chilies
1 tsp. chili powder
4 tsp. fresh lime juice
¼ tsp. salt

You can find the directions here–> Our Best Bites Chipotle dressing (I think this chicken would go awesome with their Chipotle Chicken Taco salad, too!)

If you make this recipe, let me know what you think!

Original Recipe Inspiration:  Do You Smell That?

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Burritos

I’m a sucker for all Mexican food and I have been DYING to make this since I saw the recipe on Pinterest about a week ago!  It combines two fabulous things:  Mexican food and the use of a slow cooker.  I was sold!

Here are the ingredients you need to make this: 

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds stew meat or other beef cubed
  • 1 large can mild enchilada sauce (19 oz.) or two small cans
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 can refried beans
  • 5-7 burrito size flour tortillas
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Here are the steps for making it:

Add meat, enchilada sauce, beef bouillon, and taco seasoning to slow cooker and stir to mix everything together.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.  Shred beef.  Spread a spoonful of beans along the center of the tortilla.  Fill with beef mixture and cheese.  Roll your tortilla and spoon the sauce over the top and cover with cheese.

I found the original recipe at Food Pusher.  I made some modifications to the original recipe including just using one beef bouillon cube (the original recipe calls for two) and using half a packet of taco seasoning (which isn’t part of the original recipe).  I served my kids’ with a side of sour cream to help “cool” things off.  This was so easy to make and we loved it!  I loved the extra kick from the taco seasoning, but if you don’t like things with a kick, you might want to leave that out.  My husband said it’s a “keeper.”   We can’t wait to make this again!

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Slow Cooker Monday: Black bean and chicken burritos

We used to love to eat at a place called Cafe Rio.  We haven’t found any place that compares since we moved, so I had to resort to trying to come up with my own recipe so we could somewhat get a Cafe Rio fix.  This recipe is so easy to make because it’s basically a “dump and go” recipe.

Black Bean & Chicken burritos (slow cooker)

1 taco/fajita seasoning packet
2 cans black beans, drained
2-3 chicken breasts
1 can green enchilada sauce

Place chicken breasts in bottom of the crockpot and then add remaining ingredients. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Shred chicken before serving and serve in tortillas. We add cheese, sour cream, etc. to the tortillas. We sometimes add rice (cooked rice to the mixture once we’re ready to serve, not in the crockpot!). This is also really good if you use beef instead of the chicken!

I like to make Cilantro lime rice to serve with this.  If I’m feeling really ambitious, I sometimes make the Creamy Tomatillo dressing, too!

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Slow Cooker Monday: Chicken Lickin’ Good Porkchops

My mornings are crazy, so I’m all about a recipe that cooks itself that requires 5 minutes or less of prep time.  This recipe for Chicken Lickin’ Good Porkchops is THAT recipe!  It’s yummy, too!  We usually serve it with corn and mashed potatoes as side items.

6-8 lean pork chops, 1-inch thick
1/2 cup flour (omit if you don’t brown chops in skillet)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp oil (omit if you don’t brown chops in skillet)
1 10.5oz can chicken & rice soup

Dredge pork chops in mixture of flour, salt, dry mustard & garlic powder. Brown chops in oil in a large skillet. Place browned pork chops in crockpot. Add can of soup. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3 1/2 hours. If I don’t brown the chops, then I just toss the salt, dry mustard & garlic powder in the crockpot instead of dredging the chops.

*Note: When making this meal, I use a can of family size chicken & rice soup and drain off some of the broth – it keeps the meat tender and there is more of the chicken & rice mixture for everyone! If you don’t have time to brown the chops first in a skillet, I’ve also just dipped it into the flour mixture and put it straight into the slow cooker and it works fine that way, too.

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