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Ranch Chicken Enchilada Casserole {Crockpot}

May 20, 2013


Who doesn't love a good enchilada casserole recipe? I know, I pretty much pin every one I come across! Usually they're smothered in enchilada sauce, red or green, and baked with lots of cheese. Super yummy, am I right? This one is a bit different because it starts in the Crockpot. Plan ahead and throw the chicken in the pot before work, when you come home just assemble and bake - easy and absolutely delicious! 

This recipe in its easiest form uses packet taco and ranch seasoning mixes, but if you're watching your salt intake I definitely recommend replacing with homemade versions of both. 


Ranch Chicken Enchilada Casserole {Crockpot}
adapted from Mom's Crazy Cooking

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch dressing mix
4 flour tortillas (burrito size)
1 cup ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
cilantro or parsley to garnish, if desired


Place chicken in slow cooker and sprinkle seasoning mixes over top. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred chicken with two forks and stir to evenly distribute juices and seasonings. In the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan, cover the bottom with two tortillas. Spread half of shredded chicken on tortillas, then 1/2 cup ranch dressing drizzled, and top with 1 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers once more. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and lasagna is heated through. Serve with additional ranch dressing as desired.




Need more ideas for Mexican Night? Here are a couple favorites:

Chips & Salsa Chicken Bake




Deconstructed Burrito Pizza




So, what Mexican meal does your family crave?


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20 comments on "Ranch Chicken Enchilada Casserole {Crockpot}"
  1. This looks delicious! I am pinning it. I am sure I'll make it soon!
    Karen

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  2. Thanks so much for pinning, Karen. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  3. YUM- oh man that makes me hungry Kelly!

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  4. Looking at it again, it's making me hungry too Gina - ha! Thanks for your sweet comment. :)

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  5. I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try.

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  6. This looks awesome! Can't wait to try it - my boys are going to love it. :) Found you over at Show Me What Ya Got.

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  7. Looks delicious! Pinning so I can make it later! :)

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  8. This looks amazing! Found you via Time Out Mom! Pinning!

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  9. you are being featured!! Saturday morning my Fathers Day featured will be up! I hope you will stop by, check it out and grab a featured button. Would love for you to add the featured button to this post :o) thanks! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/05/Fathers-Day-food.html

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  10. Wow! This looks yummy!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  11. This is my 2nd time coming across this lovely recipe which must mean I NEED to make it ASAP! Pinning right now - I am just in love with the flavors here. Thank you for linking this up to Tasty Tuesdays. :)

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  12. HappyAndBlessedHomeMay 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    My hubby loves Mexican - pinned this and am featuring this Friday! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday.
    Sincerely,

    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  13. Nooooooooooooom. Just nom. :)

    Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty
    Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

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  14. I've just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog
    & wanted to tell you that this recipe has been featured! You can find the
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    Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!

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  15. Mackenzie RollinsMay 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Kelly this looks awesome! I am pinning for a dinner soon! Thanks! :)

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  16. Your Lasagna looks wonderful! =)

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  17. I will be making this on Father's Day. How many people does this generally serve?

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  18. YUM! Found ya via The Inspiration Network & Pin'd it! It's so hot I love using my crock pot for dinner! Thanks =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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  19. This chicken recipe looks DELICIOUS! I love that it has less sauce than normal enchiladas and of course, love the crockpot part! LOVE! We've featured your recipe at The Inspiration Network!

    http://theinspiration-network.com/crockpot-ranch-chicken-enchiladas-from-mostly-homemade-mom/

    Smiles,
    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network Girls

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  20. This really sounds wonderful. Pinning! :)

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