I made Chicken Ranch Tacos for dinner on Friday.I had wanted to make these for a couple months now because I saw it on Laaloosh (a Weight Watchers recipe blog)– had purchased the taco and ranch seasoning but just never got around to it.I preplanned some of my meals for the week and decided I was going to make this since I was home on Friday.I had my boyfriend clean the chicken for me (I have this thing about raw chicken – I can’t handle touching it (outside of just moving I from a container to a pan) or cleaning it.So I took the trimmed and rinsed chicken and placed it in the bottom of my crock pot, then topped it with a packet of taco seasoning mix, a packet of ranch dressing mix, a tablespoon of minced garlic and 2 cups of chicken broth.I looked into the crockpot and decided it needed a little more taco seasoning so I sprinkled some of my McCormick Taco seasoning on top of it.I then turned the crock pot onto high and walked away for 6-hours.When I returned I took the chicken out of the pot, shredded it and returned it back to the pot, stirring to get the juice mixture over all the meat.
The original recipe calls for 12 ounces of chicken – I used 2 pounds, added in the garlic and extra taco seasoning.
I served this with shredded lettuce and diced tomato, with a tiny bit of medium taco sauce.My boyfriend’s tacos are on regular taco shells and I enjoyed mine on wheat flax tortilla.I enjoyed it so much it was my lunch on Saturday and ended up being my lunch today as well.It’s a really unique and different way to have a taco!
I had 4 ounces of shredded meat which I calculated to be 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.
A few weeks back I had been looking for something new to throw into the eating schedule. I had found this amazing website through one of the Weight Watchers girls I follow on Instagram. Her photo looked amazing and I wanted to make them for dinner. So I ended up picking up all the goodies needed to make this and when I told my boyfriend our menu I had mentioned the fact a dish was vegetarian. That was my first problem (LOL) my boyfriend is not a fan of vegetarian dishes. He literally looked at me like I had just kicked a puppy. So I said “uh, do you want me to add hamburger or turkey to the recipe?” and he said “Yes…” so into the freezer I went and I pulled out a pack of lean hamburger and let it defrost. I basically followed the entire recipe (see recipe here: http://www.laaloosh.com/2012/09/04/stuffed-pepper-enchiladas-recipe/) except I added meat into it and I mixed all my ingredients in a bowl and then filled the peppers. Since my boyfriend does not like cheese I ended up putting cheese on half of the peppers and no cheese on the remaining. I will say it’s a completely different twist and unlike anything I have ever had. I did enjoy it and I ate it for lunch and dinner a few times. I did enjoy them and will be making them again at some point in the future.