These Crockpot Chicken Ranch Tacos have become a regular in our house recently. Basically, I’ve just been too busy to cook much and it’s too hot to stand over a sizzling skillet.

So I toss a few ingredients in my slow cooker when the kids go down for a nap, and then later that evening I have moist and yummy chicken tacos that are smothered in a delicious ranch/taco sauce. Add it to some taco shells with the fixings and voila!

What an amazing and easy way to make chicken tacos for dinner.

And with such little effort, I get a low calorie meal and my family gets a tasty dish they enjoy. This is also a great slow cooker recipe for potlucks or parties. It’s so easy and so good!

crock pot chicken ranch tacos


Wendy Zitzman
3.73 from 33 votes
This easy Crock Pot Tacos Recipe is sure to be a hit. Juicy, tender chicken that has been slow cooked in the most deliciously seasoned broth, then served in a crunchy taco shell with all the traditional fixings.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Servings6 servings


  • 16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 packet dry taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 12 taco shells
  • 1 cup lettuce - (shredded)
  • 1 small red onion - (diced)
  • ½ cup salsa


  • Put chicken, broth, taco seasoning and ranch seasoning into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Shred chicken with two forks.
  • Divide chicken and taco fixings evenly amongst the taco shells.


Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 2 tacos


Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker Recipes
Main IngredientChicken Recipes
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Related Recipes


As your average, every day, All American woman, I look forward to sharing with you my thoughts and ideas on many different topics that interest me such as dieting, health & fitness. Trust me when I tell you that this is one site you NEED to bookmark! I have the most amazing recipes with Weight Watchers Points that you won’t believe are low calorie! As an avid Weight Watchers follower, I have learned so many helpful tips and tools over the years that I am eager to share.


  1. These are probably the best chicken taco my family has ever had. My kids even ate them without complaining. (Which is huge!!) Thank you!!

  2. Jessica Desarro Reply

    I got 8 points per serving (2 shells) when I used low carb tortilla shells

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      I just used the standard, store-brand crunchy tortilla taco shells.

      • The store bought shells are 3points each which are 6 points in total so the receipt must be more points. Can you please explain your calculations?

        Thank you

        • LaaLoosh Reply

          The calculations I entered were the nutritional stats for each ingredient that I used. I’m guessing that the biggest variations are on the brand of taco shells and the brand of chicken. I used Trader Joe’s Organic Chicken breasts and I think I used Trader Joe’s Taco shells for this recipe too. These shells are 3 Points + for two taco shells. Make sure to check the packaging on yours…it might say that 1 serving is 2 shells.

  3. I made this tonight and the flavor was amazing. I found the chicken mixture had too much liquid. Should I have drained the liquid before spreading the chicken?

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      You can drain it, if you’d like. Chicken breasts can vary in how much water they retain, so this may sometimes happen.

      • Dear Laaloosh
        I was going to make the crock post chicken ranch receipt and when I figured out the taco’s alone they were 6 points for 2. I am not sure how you calculated your points. Can you please explain. Thank you

  4. Rebecca Macdonald Reply

    I also use half a packet of each the ranch and taco seasoning. Tasty and not salty.

  5. Rebecca Macdonald Reply

    We love this stuff. To mix things up, I shredded the chicken, added some grated cheese, frozen corn and black beans. Then I took the mixture and wrapped it in flour tortillas and baked. Viola! Ranch Chicken Flautas! I ate mine plain, but the kiddos dipped in ranch. If my husband wasn’t planning to take the leftovers to work tomorrow, I would have another one. Drool…

  6. This has easily become one of my go to recipes! My husband loves it and even my picky daugther will eat it! I have used the left over chicken to make a taco soup! Yummy! I just put the left over chicken in the crock pot with chicken broth, black beans, corn and some more taco and ranch seasoning. Topped with some ww cheese yummy!

  7. tommy's mom Reply

    This recipe is low salt and makes about the amoun in one envelope of purchased type.
    1 tablespoonchili powder

    1/4 teaspoongarlic powder

    1/4 teaspoononion powder

    1/4 teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes

    1/4 teaspoondried oregano

    1/2 teaspoonpaprika

    1 1/2 teaspoonsground cumin

    1 teaspoonsea salt

    1 teaspoonblack pepper

  8. This is a great concept but WAY too salty! It was easy, but definitely will try to use my own seasonings next time at least for the taco seasoning. I used low sodium fat free broth too…

  9. Rebecca Nicholson Reply

    Made this tonight and loved it! Tho I found adding tomato paste made it a bit tastier, and next time I’ll only do half the water.

  10. My husband and I thought the chicken was way too salty! I rinsed the chicken this morning and now looking for another recipe to use it in. Any ideas?

  11. Made these & will make again, over & over. Not only were they very easy to make, my whole family loved them. Everything I have made from this site & from Skinny Taste, we loved. I use the recipe box to create a weekly meal plan and then print out the list for shopping. So easy to stay on track & eat good food.
    Thanks for a great site!

  12. I just made these and they are delicious! I normally don’t eat any mexican food (or anything, for that matter) without cheese but this chicken was so good I didn’t even miss it. Great recipe.

  13. Kellygirl03 Reply

    Definitely delicious! All I heard from my fiance was “mmmmmmmmmmm”! I agree though, a bit too salty for my taste. From now on I will make my own taco seasoning instead of buying the packets.

  14. These were good, but I found them to be a little too salty. I will definitely make again with the low sodium taco seasoning and low sodium broth. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I had some chicken that I needed to cook, so I tried this recipe, not expecting much. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!! This made the BEST flavored chicken ever!!! I never did make tacos with it. I ate it straight up. And it’s delicious cold, too!

  16. momof2girls Reply

    Going to make this one night while on our Beach Vacation….throw the chicken in before heading to the beach….ready when we get back from a great day on the beach. Thank you for sharing this. :)

  17. Kim Manzoni Reply

    Made this for dinner last night and leftovers again today for lunch. This was excellent. Very tasty and everyone loved it.

  18. Can this hang out in the crock pot for several hours beyond 4-6? I would be turning it on as I left for work in the hour, probably 10 hours before dinner time.

    • I think it should be fine. Haven’t tried it myself, but given that it’s just meat, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    • Angela Cleaver Reply

      When I have to cook it all day I usually put the chicken in frozen. It’s perfectly done when I get home from work.

  19. Kate Dickman Reply

    Oh my goodness. Those were some of the best tacos I have ever had! Thank you for sharing.

    • Kim Manzoni Reply

      It must because there is no way a little bit of chicken with just the seasonings is 6 pts.
      Plus it says:Divide chicken and taco fixings evenly amongst the taco shells.
      Serving size is 2 tacos
      Each serving = 6 Points +

Write A Comment

Recipe Rating