Monday, February 2, 2015

Crockpot Ranch Chicken Enchiladas


One of the keys to great-tasting meat is the time and preparation that goes into it. In today's busy world, it can feel like there's no time to invest in that meat preparation though. But if we are what we eat, shouldn't we be putting the best foods in our bodies?

Thankfully, crockpots can take care of much of the challenge of slow cooking meat to provide that delicious flavor and tenderness. Such is the case with the chicken in these ranch chicken enchiladas. It's a meal with two separate preparations, but neither takes very long and the end result is delicious.

INGREDIENTS
4 frozen chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch
1/2 tsp cumin
1 can chicken broth
8-10 tortillas
Cilantro, chopped
Shredded cheese
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 can tomato paste

PREPARATION
  1. Combine the taco seasoning, ranch packet and cumin together in a small bowl until well mixed. Slowly add in the chicken broth and stir until combined.
  2. Place the frozen chicken breasts in a crockpot and pour the seasoning you created over the top of the chicken.
  3. Cook on low 5 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred it. Return to the crockpot for another 45 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken again and set aside.
  6. Pour the liquid from the crockpot into a saucepan and add in the can of tomato sauce (you may need less than a full can depending on how much liquid you have left over). Add a 1/2 can of tomato paste to thicken. Stir well and bring to boiling. Remove from heat.
  7. Ladle some sauce into a glass baking dish so the bottom of the dish is covered in sauce.
  8. Prepare the enchiladas by placing a line of chicken and cheese down the middle of a tortilla. Sprinkle some cilantro on top. Roll up and place in a glass baking dish. Repeat for all enchiladas.
  9. Pour the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas until they are well coated. Sprinkle cheese on top and garnish with cilantro.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until well heated and cheese is melted.

28 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those sound delicious. I can't wait to try them.

Scott said...

I've never tried enchiladas (crockpot or otherwise) made at home. Need to give it a shot!

Kung Phoo said...

This looks so delicious, I never knew you can make them in crockpot! Totally digging this recipe!!!

MikiHope said...

I still do not own a crock pot but I think I could make these without one! This recipe sounds really delicious!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I like anything in a slow cooker!

bxcrochet said...

That looks relaly good. I love that you can make it in the slower cooker.

Michelle F.

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

Those look amazing! I would love to try them out. The slow cooker makes life so much easier!

Heather Jones said...

Oh yum! I want to make enchillada! This version sounds really nice.

Britni Vigil said...

Chicken enchilada - yum! Haven't tried it with a slow cooker before.

Rebecca Brosemer said...

Yum! I love using my slow cooker! It does the hard work for you!!

Mega C said...

This looks great!

Carisa said...

I have never done it in a slow cooker before! Yummy!

2justByou said...

Love that this is in the crock pot! Pinning. =0)

Liz Mays said...

My stomach is totally growling over those. Yummy beyond belief!

Britney Mills said...

I love enchiladas and that these are crock pot!

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

Yum, I love that you can make these in the crock pot!

Emily Thompson said...

Looks great! I've always wanted a slow cooker... ;o)

mail4rosey said...

I didn't know you could make enchildas in the crock pot. That's good to know!

Aimee @ Like Mother Like Daughter said...

These look amazing. I love ranch and chicken and enchiladas and can't wait to try these!

Michelle Nahom said...

Love enchiladas...making them in the crockpot is even better!

Shauna Smart said...

This looks so good and I'm so hungry right now!

Emily Glover said...

Yum! These look delicious!

Debi Wayland said...

Sounds like a perfect easy dinner. And, I'm super hungry! Yum!

Caitlin Fore said...

You had me at ranch! these sound and look delicious!! I definitely will be making them soon!

Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] said...

Enchiladas are one of my FAVORITE foods to eat!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm all for anything I can make in the slow cooker and that looks delish!

Victoria Osborn said...

These sounds like a family favorite! Plus anything that uses the crockpot is a winner in my book!

Rebecca Hubbell said...

I'm always in the mood for a great crock pot recipe, especially when it's Mexican food!

 
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