Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe

Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe

Add this chicken ranch tacos to your list of delicious taco recipes for Taco Tuesday! Think tender shredded chicken, crispy bacon bits, shredded cheese, and veggies, topped with homemade ranch sauce and fresh lime juice. All these scrumptious taco fillings are then served on top of warm flour tortillas for an easy, bite-sized experience. When I made these inspired Mexican chicken ranch tacos for my guests, they had a blast, and finished each meat and veggie-filled soft taco shells in one sitting!

Instead of buying store bought tacos, I made a whole batch at home. It was more delicious and fun since I could add more of my favorite taco fillings. These family friendly chicken bacon ranch tacos are simple and fun to make. For my easy tacos recipe, the chicken and bacon are already cooked in advance so all you really need to do is assemble the tacos to your liking. Cooking the bacon and chicken taco meat beforehand lessens the preparation time. The only cooking I did was to warm up the flour tortillas so it’s slightly crisp and tasty when layered with the fillings.

You can use leftover chicken breasts for this shredded chicken ranch tacos recipe, or amp up the flavor with some rotisserie chicken, or grilled chicken for tacos. Just make sure to cut it into small pieces so it fits the tortillas. I used a hand mixer for a faster and more consistent shredding. Meanwhile, for the bacon bits, simply pan fry the meat until it’s crispy. Afterwards, break it into smaller pieces so it’s bite-sized friendly on the taco.

Lastly, making the homemade ranch sauce was also super easy. Just mix the sour cream and ranch seasoning together and then set aside. You can use a store bought ranch dressing, but I honestly preferred the taste of my homemade ranch. It was much more flavorful and tangy. Adding in a bit of taco seasoning into the mix can also enhance the taste of the ranch sauce.

Once you have the meat and ranch ready, begin assembling your taco! Start with the flour tortilla base then layer it with the lettuce, diced tomatoes, chicken, bacon, and cheese. I then drizzled the ranch sauce all over the tacos and then added a bit of lemon juice for a hint of citrus!

How To Make Chicken Ranch Tacos

Enjoy warm tortillas topped with shredded chicken, bacon bits, and veggies! Serve these chicken ranch tacos with a drizzle of ranch sauce and fresh lime.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 3 cups chicken, warm, cooked, shredded or cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ¾ cup bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp ranch seasoning, and more to taste
  • Fresh lime juice, optional topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the sour cream and ranch powder, then set aside.
  3. Warm the tortillas in the oven for about 7 to 10 minutes until heated through.
  4. Divide the lettuce, onions, cilantro, and diced tomatoes evenly among the tortillas.
  5. Place the shredded chicken on top of each tortilla.
  6. Divide the bacon and cheddar cheese evenly among the tortillas, then drizzle with ranch sauce. If desired, squeeze fresh lime juice all over the tacos.
  7. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 379.16kcal
  • Fat: 24.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.00g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 2.31g
  • Protein: 18.69g
  • Cholesterol: 74.41mg
  • Sodium: 497.36mg
  • Calcium: 205.10mg
  • Potassium: 270.67mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 137.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.82mg
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