Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What we are eating - Ranch Tacos

Ranch Tacos
adapted from Real House Moms
As you know, we love tacos in this house.  Friday night is taco night - at least that is the tradition I am working on installing into our home.  The boys even talk about it now and, if I happen to not serve them, they ask why we aren't having tacos!  This chicken taco recipe is very good.  The flavor is fabulous, the ranch dressing keeps the chicken moist and flavorful.  This would be an easy recipe to use left over chicken in or a rotisserie chicken.  I had chicken breast in the freezer so I took that out and cooked it up earlier in the day to use in the recipe.  I did actually use extra ranch dressing on top of my taco instead of sour cream and it was so yummy! 

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • olive oil
  • 1.25 oz Ortega 40% less sodium taco seasoning mix
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • tortillas (or hard taco shells)
  • toppings-additional ranch dressing, tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese (you could also add olives, avocado, and any other taco/salad toppings you like)
  1. Heat a skillet with olive oil over medium high heat
  2. Add pieces of chicken and cook completely
  3. Drain
  4. Sprinkle the taco seasoning mix over the cooked chicken (DO NOT add water)
  5. Stir the chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes until all the chicken is coated and the powder is stuck to the chicken pieces
  6. Add ranch dressing and stir until well combined
  7. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes
  8. Fill tortillas or taco shells with chicken, a little additional ranch, and taco toppings (or make into a salad with the chicken, ranch, and toppings)
  9. Enjoy