Barbecue Chicken Ranch Tacos

These Barbecue Chicken Ranch Tacos come together in a flash—and will disappear from your table even faster. They have the perfect tang of barbecue to complement the zestiness of Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce. Best of all, the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing fresh toppings for these easy BBQ chicken tacos. Your family will have a blast loading up their Old El Paso™ Soft Tortilla Bowls with sweet BBQ chicken and all their favorite fixings!
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count), heated as directed on package
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce
  • Lime wedges, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until no longer pink in center. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cook until heated.
  3. Divide warmed chicken mixture among heated tortilla bowls. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and green onions. Drizzle with ranch sauce. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • For best results, pat chicken slices dry before adding to hot skillet.
  • Swap out lettuce for shredded green cabbage to give your BBQ chicken tacos a delightful crunch.
  • Get creative with your barbecue chicken tacos. Other varieties of Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix, such as Hot & Spicy, can add a flavorful kick that's perfect for spice lovers.


  • 1 Taco Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 110);  Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 50mg;  Sodium 820mg;  Potassium 210mg;  Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 7g);  Protein 18g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%;  Vitamin C 2%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 10%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  2 Very Lean Meat;  1 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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