RANCH BLT CHICKEN TACOS — Grilled chicken is served up in soft tortillas with bacon, lettuce, tomato and Ranch dressing in this crowd pleasing taco recipe.
A BLT is one of my all-time favorite sandwiches, so you can bet I loved having all those flavors in taco form!
And the addition of Ranch dressing made these Ranch BLT Chicken Tacos even better!
I especially loved that these tacos were so light and fresh tasting. And so easy to make!
This is one recipe where I think it really pays off to grilled your chicken. The grilled flavor is just perfect with the rest of the ingredients.
Whether you grill the chicken up on your outdoor barbecue, or use a grill pan inside, I definitely recommend grilling if at all possible.
But I still think these tacos would be delicious if you used a supermarket rotisserie chicken. They’re loaded with flavor and are a great option for those nights you really need to get dinner ready in a hurry.
I try to get my bacon cooked up ahead of time. You can even freeze cooked bacon and heat it up later, which makes the prep for these tacos so much easier when everyone is asking when dinner will be ready.
And since these tacos use the grill, I don’t even have to turn on my oven. Which means they’ll be making a regular appearance on our dinner table all summer long.
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Tips for Grilling Chicken
Add flavor first: Season your chicken liberally, and well in advance of grilling, whenever possible. Brines, dry rubs and marinades are all great ways to add flavor to grilled chicken.
If you’ll be basting with barbecue sauce, wait until the last few minutes of cooking time so it doesn’t burn.
Prep your grill: Make sure you have enough fuel, then rub some oil onto clean and preheated grates right before cooking so the chicken doesn’t stick.
When is it done? Poultry should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Check the temperature by inserting the probe of a thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken, without touching the bone.
If you don’t have a thermometer, cut into the center of the meat. The juices should run clear and the meat should no longer be pink.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Ranch BLT Chicken Tacos
- Chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Ranch dressing mix
- Chili powder
- Produce: tomatoes, lettuce, fresh cilantro
- Ranch dressing
- 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing mix
- 1 tablespoons chili powder
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Small flour tortillas
- 1-2 tomatoes, diced
- 2 cups finely shredded lettuce
- Ranch dressing
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Drizzle chicken breasts with olive oil.
- In a small bowl, combine Ranch dressing mix and olive oil. Rub into chicken breasts. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice or cut chicken into bite size pieces.
- Place chicken in tortillas and top with bacon, tomato, lettuce, Ranch dressing and cilantro.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 265 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 512mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 31g
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