Eat: Freezer Meal – Cool Ranch Chicken Tacos

It’s Recipe Wednesday!

If you are a fan of Doritos Cool Ranch-flavored chips, this is the recipe for you!  Seriously – the flavored chicken below plus tortilla chips could pass as a Doritos doppelganger.   And bonus, my kids will eat it.  And that right there makes this recipe a win-win!

Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 taco seasoning packet (or this homemade version: 1T chili powder, 1tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp of each of the following – salt, ground cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder)
  • 1 dry ranch seasoning packet (or this homemade version: 1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt.  Traditional ranch seasoning packets also include 1T dried buttermilk but I omitted it because I don’t keep it on-hand.)


Combine all ingredient in crock pot and cook on “low” setting for 6-8 hours.

  • Shred chicken and mix with sauces and spices left in crock pot.


  • Combine all INGREDIENTS in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to to three months.
  • When ready to cook, thaw overnight in refrigerator or in morning in water.
  • Follow cooking DIRECTIONS above.

Serve on soft tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.  YUMMY!

Have you tried this recipe?  I’d love to hear from you!  Comment below!


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