Slow Cooker Ranchero Chicken Wings

Tomato- and pepper-based ranchero sauce works great for dishes other than Huevos Rancheros. We’ve added it to the slow cooker with everyone’s favorite easy app — chicken wings — for a savory, less fiery, take on wings.
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20 Minutes Prep
3 Hours 20 Minutes Total
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12 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 lb chicken wing sections
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 packages (0.85 oz each) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 medium onion, quartered
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 medium serrano chiles, seeds and stems removed
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 5 cloves garlic
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon ground cumin
Preparation
  1. Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken wings and taco seasoning mix; toss to coat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to blender. Cover; blend 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour tomato mixture over chicken in slow cooker. Stir to coat chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours or until chicken is cooked through (at least 165°F).
  4. Set oven control to broil. Spray large rimmed sheet pan with rack with cooking spray. Place chicken in single layer on rack in pan; reserve sauce. Broil 4 inches from heat 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until browned.
  5. Stir sauce in slow cooker; serve with chicken wings.
Expert Tips
  • If desired, stir chicken wings back into the sauce in slow cooker to keep warm, and serve.
  • No broiler? No problem. While broiling adds nice flavor and color, the wings will still be delicious if you need to skip that step.
  • We chose serrano chiles over jalapeños in this recipe because serranos are reliably hot. Some jalapeños are as mild as bell peppers. If you have hot jalapeños, or prefer a milder sauce, feel free to use jalapeños instead.
Nutrition
1 Serving: Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 400mg; Potassium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 7g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 10g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 Very Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2