Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

We love ranch in our family.  Especially my boys.  Everything gets dipped in ranch!  I have a recipe for ranch tacos and I wanted to try to make ranch enchiladas.  Ummm it was safe to say my experiment turned out amazing!!  My hubby said these are the best and even heated some up again before going to bed.  The flavor combination of the ranch and salsa was delicious and the ranch drizzled on top was perfect!  I was so happy with how these turned out and our family loved them!ranchenchiladasfinalresize


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Ranch Chicken Enchiladas
Creamy ranch enchiladas topped with cheese and baked to perfection!
  • 3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 package chicken taco seasoning
  • 1 package ranch dry salad dressing
  • ½ cup bottled ranch
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 package white flour tortillas
  1. Cook and shred the chicken. I cooked mine in the slow cooker with the ranch packet and taco seasoning packages in the chicken broth. The chicken just peeled apart. I cooked it on low for about 3-4 hours.
  2. Mix the ½ cup of ranch and ½ salsa in a bowl. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and spread a very thin layer of the mixture on the bottom.
  3. Start assembling the enchiladas by putting 2 Tbs of the ranch and salsa mixture on the bottom of tortilla. Then put the shredded chicken on top of that. Sprinkle with cheese and roll it up.
  4. Line up the enchiladas in the 9x13 pan and sprinkle heavily with the cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and enchiladas are heated through.
  5. Drizzle the top with ranch and enjoy!


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  1. Yum! I love enchiladas and ranch. I imagine they’re delicious together. I’ll be pinning these. Thanks for sharing, Alyssa. =)

    ~ Catie

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  2. Annie One Can Cook! says:

    Oh my gosh, these look fabulous!!

  3. These look delicious!

  4. I made these for dinner tonight. They were so good! My daughter asked me if I could pack one in her lunch for school tomorrow. =)

  5. Looks wonderful and very easy to prepare! Happy new year by the way!

  6. These were AMAZING! I have picky eaters but you would of never known it because they cleaned their plates. Easy to make, definitely a keeper #onehappymom

  7. I made these and they are so good! They will definitely be making it into my menu rotation.

  8. Yum! I have to try these. Did you use flour or corn tortillas?

  9. I made these the other night for dinner. My husband actually said they are his new FAVORITE! 🙂 I did have to add more salsa and ranch sauce, and I couldn’t find chicken taco seasoning so I used just normal, and it still turned out DELICIOUS! 🙂 I stinking love this blog! I am slowly becoming the “betty crocker” wife 🙂

  10. Even though the recipe doesn’t say, use corn tortillas. Flour tortillas get soggy. And you need to fry the corn tortillas in a bit of vegatable oil before rolling otherwise they are to stiff and fall apart.

    • I’ve made many enchiladas with flour tortillas and they’ve turned out fine. The recipe calls for flour ones. And unfortunately here in Canada that’s about all you’ll find. Our Mexican food selection is awful. 🙁

    • Linda Beal says:

      I will make it with the corn tortillas, as that way I can do it gluten free!

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  11. YUM! This looks AMAZING! I am suddenly wishing I was your neighbor so I could eat dinner with you…. I had cereal tonight :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  12. Oh this looks yummy. I am always looking for another chicken enchilada recipe and really need to try this one. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico so I think I might need to offer some green chili with it too! Thanks for the yummies.

  13. Seriously, my mouth is watering….

  14. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor says:

    Mmm…anything with a ranch & salsa combination is a winner in my book! YUM!

  15. This looks yummy! Perfect for picky eaters who dump ranch on anything and everything!
    I Like it!

  16. Oh My These look Great! I am for sure to make them for dinner very very very soon!

  17. This recipe looks and sounds amazing!! I really would like to try making it. However, I do not currently have a crockpot. Do you have any other suggestions for cooking the chicken with the seasonings?

    • Hi Kristin-
      I made these last night and also do not have a crockpot. I simmered thawed chicken breasts in the suggested mixture for a half hour until they were cooked through and then shredded them. They turned out well!

  18. These are fantastic! I’m currently making them for the second time after trying out this recipe several weeks ago. I couldn’t get enough 🙂 And they’re pretty simple to make, just take a little time. The first time I made this I didn’t use quite as much ranch and they still turned out great, but this time around I used the suggested amount. Can’t wait until they’re done!

  19. What kind of tortillas did you use? How many enchiladas does this recipe make?

  20. I just found this recipe from Pinterest. They look delicious! What is the side dish you have in the picture?

  21. I made these last night and added some personal touches. While cooking the chicken in the crockpot, I also added onion and 1 small can of chopped green chilis. For the ranch/salsa mix, I used one 7oz can Herdez Salsa Verde, then 7oz of ranch, after preparing the enchiladas, I topped them with the leftover ranch/salsa mix, then topped them with cheese then baked them. YUM! Possibly the best chicken enchiladas I have ever eaten!

  22. Made this tonight for dinner. Not bad . Not bad at all. I would advise to cook chicken in the broth and the taco mix, gives chicken more flavor. I also made an extra batch of sauce and drizzled that over the enchiladas for more flavor. I like than there is nothing canned in the ingredients. This is definitively going to be in my dinner rotations

  23. lisa h. says:

    Where do you find chicken taco seasoning? I have only seen taco seasoning, I suppose for ground beef….

  24. Mmmm this looks amazing!

  25. I made these tonight, they were good but extremely salty! I even used low sodium taco seasoning & low sodium chicken broth…any suggestions for the next time I make them?

  26. I am making these right now. I’m concerned that I wasn’t able to defrost the chicken. Should I still cook it on low or put it on high to have it ready by 6:30/7:00? I also may have put in too much broth, is that possible?

  27. Tried this the other day and LOVED IT!! Thank you for this; using it today on my blog and linking it also back to your site! 🙂


  28. Tried this the other day and LOVED IT!! Thank you; linking it today up on my blog!


  29. This recipe is awesome and my kids absolutely love it. I add some sauteed green and red bell peppers and onions for the adults and serve woth mexican rice and refried beans.

  30. I made these, and they are in the oven right now. What size tortillas was I supposed to use? I used the burrito-sized ones, and 10 of them fit in the pan.

    • I used the smaller regular sized ones that aren’t quite as big as the burrito size! You will have to let me know how they turned out! 🙂

  31. This sounds wonderful! I’ll have to try this real soon!

  32. Making these for dinner tonight! Can’t wait to try them. -The Six Sisters

  33. Traci Jesienouski says:

    Um… exactly how many servings did this make? Cuz that doesn’t sound like much.

  34. They look sooo amazing, do you have a recipe for the rice? I’ve been looking for a good Spanish Rice recipe and it looks delicious!!!

  35. Found on Pinterest. First time ever making enchiladas but it was a success! I used medium soft taco flour tortillas so I ended up with 8 servings. Used cheese I had on hand so Colby jack went inside the enchiladas and a mixture of mozzarella and mild cheddar was sprinkled on top. Didn’t have time to cook and shred the chicken in the crockpot which I fully intended to do so I just boiled my chicken breasts in the chicken broth with the taco and ranch seasonings. The chicken alone was to die for! Would be great just for chicken tacos. Anyway, the enchiladas were great. I loved the addition of the ranch dressing.

  36. How many does this make?!

  37. Ooooh my goodness. I made these with both flour and corn for me and let me tell you; this was the best gluten free food I have had since going gluten free in June! My family loved it just as much! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Delicious!!

  38. I just put these on our menu plan for next week – can’t wait to make ’em!

  39. I’m thinking of making this tonight but making it “lasagna style” by layering corn tortillas on the bottom of the pan, then meat and sauce and repeating the layers. Might be the easier way to use corn tortillas without worrying about them falling apart as I have 1 gluten free person to accommodate in our family!

  40. Hello!
    Quick question, since I only cook for myself I want to cut this recipe in half.
    Would you recommend a shorter cooking time if I use a smaller pan to make less enchiladas?

  41. These are incredible. Bravo.

  42. I made these tonight and they were a little dry for my taste. I will try a previous commenter’s idea of extra salsa/ranch mixture to pour over the top, because they had a very good flavor, my family liked them, and were so easy. I also cooked extra chicken in the crockpot which I plan to use for ranch chicken wraps for lunch. Thanks for the great recipe. Definitely a keeper.

  43. Made these on Sunday – they were great! Can’t wait to try out more of your recipes. 🙂

  44. How much broth do you use to cook the chicken in? I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  45. These are in the oven right now. I did half corn and half flour tortillas. I did the chicken in the crock pot. I couldn’t keep my kids out of the chicken! Hopefully they like the finished product

  46. These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. Have you posted your Spanish Rice recipe yet? I would love to make them both!

  47. I made this for dinner tonight, and we absolutely loved it! Such an interesting combo of ranch and enchiladas. I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  48. These are soooo good! I found this recipe a while back through Pinterest, and now it’s one of my favorites! Would it be okay if I put your recipe on my blog? I’d give credit and link over to your website. I love love love your site! So many recipes, so little time 😉

  49. I don’t have crockpot so i am going to have to boil the chicken.. how do i boil chicken?? temp and how long?

  50. Made this last night and it was amazing! This will definitely be made again and again. Loved that is was very easy to prepare.

  51. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Instead of using chicken meat, I had a whole lot of leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat that no one was willing to eat, so when I saw this recipe, and I decided to give it a try. I must say it was absolutely delicious. Anyone that likes ranch will like this recipe. This is a must keep recipe!

  52. Great recipe! My family loved it!

  53. Michelle says:

    Am I baking covered or uncovered?

  54. Patricia says:

    I would love the recipe for the pictured side dish. It looks yummy too.


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