Healthy Ranch Chicken Tacos

Gluten Free

Who doesn’t get that warm feeling inside when you think of ranch flavored anything! This healthy ranch chicken tacos recipe is amazing because of the flavor and convienance it offers! You can prep this meal in minutes!

Its also a great freezer meal so prep one to cook for dinner tonight and then freeze a meal so you have an easy weeknight meal ready to go in the freezer. Dump freezer meals make dinners easy and will take stress away from you having to think about dinner.

Today I had one of those, oh crap I forgot to plan dinner moments, so I spent 60 seconds pulling out a crockpot freezer meal and dumping it into the crockpot. All done! No stress, no mess and I only spent 5 minutes when I did prep the crockpot chicken tacos!

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When you think of ranch chicken tacos does your mind immediately go to hidden valley ranch chicken tacos?! Mine used to, in fact I didnt realize you could enjoy ranch anything preservative free. Until I discovered you can make your own cool ranch chicken tacos with spices!

Clean eating is extremely important to me and seasoning packets contain all sorts of stuff im not interested in putting into my body. Its so simple to throw a bunch of seasonings together and worth the health!

Here is a link to the code of federal regulations regarding what they allow in spices if you want to know more.

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Shredded ranch tacos are an amazing healthy dinner the whole family will love! Its a kid-friendly crockpot freezer meal! You kids will love making up their own taco at the dinner table!

This recipe is also a great because it is a “non typical fajita” slow cooker taco recipe. Its so full of flavor and delicious in tortillas, over rice or even on a salad.

Enjoy this healthy ranch chicken taco recipe and don’t forget to tag @FamilyFoodFreezer or #familyfoodfreezer!

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 261kcal

Ingredients

Main:

  • 2 lb Bone-In Chicken Thighs, no skin*
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes*
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 3/4 tsp Dill

Fresh Ingredients (Needed Day of Cooking):

  • 12 Medium tortillas of dietary preference
  • 2 cup Lettus, chopped
  • 1 Bunch fresh cilantro, diced
  • 2 Tomatos, chopped
  • Any other favorite taco toppings!

Supplies for freezing:

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Instructions

Directions:

  • Add all main ingredients into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Shred chicken, remove bones, and stir back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Serve in preferred tortillas or over cauliflower rice with favorite taco toppings!

Freezer Directions:

  • Label gallon freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from freezer directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all main ingredients to labeled freezer bag (fresh ingredients are not needed until day of cooking).
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months.

Cooking from Freezer Directions:

  • If desired, Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Dump contents of gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Shred chicken, remove bones, and stir back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Serve in preferred tortillas or over cauliflower rice with favorite taco toppings!
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Can I just use spice packets?

Sure! If you prefer to use a ranch seasoning packet and taco seasoning packet you can!

I forgot to thaw my freezer meal, now what?

No problem! Just thaw a bit under warm water if you need to fit it into the slow cooker and then cook! Make sure your chicken cooks to 165 degrees. You may need an extra 30 min cook time if chicken is completely frozen still.

What makes these ranch chicken tacos healthy?

They are preservative free and you control any extras. Add fresh veggies and a tortilla of dietary preference. This recipe is paleo friendly, whole30 approved and gluten free.

How do I store my healthy ranch chicken tacos?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Are these ranch chicken tacos spicy?

No these ranch chicken tacos are not spices but you can crank up the heat by adding extra chili powder if you prefer.

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