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Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos
(Slow-Cooker Recipe)

Recipe modified by Strive for Wellness®

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bag Southwest-Style frozen vegetables
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ packet of reduced-sodium taco seasoning*
½ packet of dry ranch*

 

*To reduce the sodium by 300 mg per serving, substitute the taco seasoning and dry ranch seasoning packets with the following ingredients:
½ tablespoon chili powder
½ tablespoon dried parsley
¾ teaspoon black pepper
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
¾ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dried onion flakes
½ teaspoon dill
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon oregano

Directions:

To cook now:

  1. Add all ingredients to slow-cooker and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours.
  2. Shred chicken and stir to combine all contents.
  3. Serve on tortillas, over rice, or on a bed of lettuce. Add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

To freeze and cook later:

  1. Label a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and use-by-date (3 months from the date that the food was prepped).
  2. Add all ingredients to the freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible when sealing the bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. When ready to eat, allow mixture to thaw slightly in the refrigerator. Add contents to slow-cooker and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours.
  4. Shred chicken and stir to combine all contents.
  5. Serve on tortillas, over rice, or on a bed of lettuce. Add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Sodium 590mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 22g7%
Protein 40g 
  • The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

For only 290 mg (12% DV) sodium per serving, use the provided recipe substitution for the taco seasoning and dry ranch packets!


Reference:
McNelis, K. (2016, March 30). Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos (Crockpot Recipe). Retrieved from: https://thefamilyfreezer.com/2016/03/30/cool-ranch-shredded-chicken-tacos-crockpot-recipe/


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