bbq chicken ranch tacos

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 BBQ that complements the zestiness of Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce. Best of all, the sky is the limit when it comes to fresh toppings. Your family will have a blast loading up their Old El Paso™ Soft Tortilla Bowls with sweet barbecue chicken and all their favorite toppings.
  • 25 Minutes Prep
    25 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 package (8 count) Old El Paso™ Soft Tortilla Bowls, 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 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, justuntil 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 with shredded green cabbage for a delightful crunch.
  • Get creative with your BBQ Chicken Ranch 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.


8 tacos

1 Taco Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 110); Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium820mg; 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, 1/2 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 1.5

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