Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

There’s something about summertime that makes Mexican food always sound like a good idea for dinner.

When we lived in Iowa, we had a local dive Mexican restaurant that we went to frequently, and we have yet to find a restaurant in Wisconsin that compares. Luckily, good Mexican food isn’t difficult to make at home, so I’ve been doing just that to satisfy our craving.

The best part about this particular recipe is that you cook the chicken in the slow cooker all day, which allows you to be outside and catch some rays, rather than slaving over the oven come dinnertime.


Original recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
2 oz taco seasoning (1 packet)
3 oz ranch dressing mix (1 packet)
14 1/2 oz chicken broth
8 flour tortillas (we used whole wheat to up the health factor)
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup low-fat Ranch dressing
1/2 cup salsa

Directions:
1. Place chicken in the slow cooker, and sprinkle on taco
seasoning and ranch dressing mix. Pour chicken broth over chicken,
replace lid, and cook on low for 6 hours.

2. Remove chicken from the slow
cooker and shred. Divide chicken and cheese between tortillas.

3. Roll up the tortillas,
and place in a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 350 F
for 20 minutes.

4. Combine ranch dressing and salsa, and pour over baked
enchiladas. Enjoy! Clearly Ryan did.

 

What’s your favorite summertime food?

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  1. Love that the chicken cooks itself in the slow cooker! These look so good! For some reason, we only eat Mexican at home — we rarely go out to restaurants for it!

    Posted 7.5.14 Reply
  2. I hope you enjoy 'em if you give it a try!

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  3. Right?! They really are so easy to make but yield major results.

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  4. Hope you enjoy 'em as much as we did!

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  5. They really are! And, so so easy to make.

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  6. Ha! It is very tempting to do so. 🙂

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  7. Summer definitely brings on our cravings for Mexican food, so you're not alone!

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  8. Mark doesn't like chicken?! That's craziness … maybe you could fool
    him with these since the chicken is wrapped inside the tortilla. 🙂

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  9. I'm so jealous! We are still working on finding our new dive Mexican
    restaurant – the one in Iowa was so delicious, so we just won't settle.

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  10. Absolutely! They are great to make on a hot day when you don't want to be slaving over the stove.

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  11. It's so delicious – and easy!

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  12. I have to admit, I always think of you now when I make/eat Mexican food
    since I know you love it so much. 🙂 I bet you'll have your fair share
    of delicious food in Mexico!

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  13. Oh my gosh – these look amazing! xx

    Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  14. Sienna wrote:

    this sounds amazing, i've been on a mexican-cooking-spree lately and need to try this

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
    • Summer definitely brings on our cravings for Mexican food, so you're not alone!

      Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  15. Alissa wrote:

    These look DELICIOUS! I seriously could eat the whole pan!

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  16. Mark hates chicken so I always have to think of creative ways to get him to eat it….this one looks amazing thanks for sharing!

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
    • Mark doesn't like chicken?! That's craziness … maybe you could fool him with these since the chicken is wrapped inside the tortilla. 🙂

      Posted 7.2.14 Reply
  17. Zelle B. wrote:

    Those look absolutely amazing! going to give these a try! xo

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  18. Every single thing about this recipe screams Mia 🙂 Making this when we get back from vaca!

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
    • I have to admit, I always think of you now when I make/eat Mexican food since I know you love it so much. 🙂 I bet you'll have your fair share of delicious food in Mexico!

      Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  19. Chicken enchiladas were one of the first proper meals I made on my own after moving out– soo delicious and I love that you can make the bulk of this recipe in a crock pot! Makes it that much easier!

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
    • Right?! They really are so easy to make but yield major results.

      Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  20. Aimee Rose wrote:

    Mexican food always sounds like a good idea! These look great! We have a hole in the wall Mexican place right by us and we visit religiously!

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
    • I'm so jealous! We are still working on finding our new dive Mexican restaurant – the one in Iowa was so delicious, so we just won't settle.

      Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  21. You had me at slow cooker! Can't wait to try and all that cheesy goodness – YUM!

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  22. OMG Yummmm! This sounds so good! I'm definitely going to have to try these soon!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply
    • Absolutely! They are great to make on a hot day when you don't want to be slaving over the stove.

      Posted 7.1.14 Reply
  23. Becky M wrote:

    Yum!! This sounds amazing!!

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

    Posted 7.1.14 Reply