BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos

BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos

Do you ever have one of those taco dinner nights that leaves you craving more for the next few days? Our BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos are so delicious that my mouth waters just thinking about them. They’re easy to make for a family or a crowd and the homemade tacos shells are hands-down the best taco shells you’ve ever tasted! My mom learned how to make the taco shells from her parents and then she taught me. I can’t help but remember my mom every time we have a taco night:)

You’re going to love this recipe….

BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos - with delicious homemade taco shells!

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Chicken breasts (depending on how many are in your family or at your party)
  • Corn tortillas
  • BBQ sauce
  • Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
  • Vegetable oil
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Frying pan
  • Paper Towels
  • Tongs (for making the tacos shells)

Watch how easily the delicious BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos are made!

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Have you ever tasted the glorious mix of BBQ sauce and creamy ranch dressing? They’re a match made in heaven!

Have you ever had a homemade taco shell? You absolutely NEED to try this out some time!

How to make homemade taco shells:

  1. Fill the bottom of a frying pan with a thin layer of vegetable oil and warm it up on low heat. We used about 1/2 cup for our size frying pan seen in the video. Caution: use only low heat to prevent the hot oil from splattering.
  2. Using tongs, lay 1/2 of a corn tortilla in the oil creating a bend like a taco shell. Hold it in place and let it cook until golden.
  3. Using the tongs, lay the uncooked tortilla half into the oil, grabbing the cooked portion and continuing to create a taco shell shape.
  4. Once both sides are golden, place them on some stacked paper towels and let them cool.

BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos - with delicious homemade taco shells!

Recipe for BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos:

  1. Marinate the uncooked chicken breasts in BBQ sauce.
  2. BBQ as usual (about 15-20 minutes on medium heat), adding additional BBQ sauce as desired. Let the chicken “rest” or cool for a few moments.
  3. Cut the BBQ chicken into slices.
  4. Begin layering your tacos! BBQ chicken at the bottom, then 1/2 tablespoon of Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese.

When I was a little girl, I remember standing in the kitchen watching (and smelling) my mom made the homemade taco shells. It was always one of my favorite meals. As we approach Mother’s Day, I love making this recipe with my kids running around in our kitchen.

With graduation parties and summer just around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate the season with family and friends than outside by the BBQ! Be sure to make lots of extra taco shells and BBQ chicken because once everyone tastes the creamy ranch dressing mixed with the crunch of the lettuce and taco shells, they’ll be searching for more!

So simple, so delicious, and so perfect for summer.

BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos - with delicious homemade taco shells!

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  1. My favorite is Parmesan-Ranch Baked Zucchini Coins

  2. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite, and I do use this recipe, is the Crunchy Baked Ranch Chicken Recipe. The chicken comes out so moist and delicious.
    Thanks so much.

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  4. Julie Wood says:

    My favorite is the The Ranch Burgers! They taste so delicious!

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  6. CR Williams says:

    My fave is the Ranch & Chile Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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  8. Natalie says:
  9. Natalie says:

    My favorite recipe would be the Roasted Corn and Radish Fish Tacos Recipe. Yum!!

  10. Mami2jcn says:

    The Crunchy Baked Ranch Chicken recipe looks good!

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  12. Madeline says:

    My favorite yum recipe is the Ranch Tortellini Salad!

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  14. Kelly D says:

    I like the Ranch Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe.

  15. Kelly D says:
  16. The Ranch & Chile Chicken Enchiladas Recipe sounds really good!

  17. Steve Weber says:

    I like the Ranch Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe.

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  18. Jessie C. says:

    I like Roasted Corn and Radish Fish Tacos.
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  19. Jessie C. says:


  20. Ashley C says:

    The ranch gucamole sounds delicious!


  21. heather says:

    The ranch cauliflower mash recipe sounds amazing and one I have to try out and soon.

  22. Allison Swain says:

    I would like to try the BABY ARUGULA WITH RADISHES & HAZELNUTS recipe.

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  23. Allison Swain says:
  24. Bow tie pasta salad.

  25. Stefanie Gladden says:

    we love to make Ranch Buffalo Chicken Pizza!

  26. Stefanie Gladden says:
  27. My favorite recipe is GREEK TZATZIKI SALAD.

  28. I think the ranch pizza sounds yummy!

  29. I would love to try the Ranch Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe – looks so good! 🙂

  30. LaTanya says:

    ranch burgers

  31. LaTanya says:
  32. Dawn Monroe says:

    I’d like to try the spicy ranch pulled pork sandwiches and the original ranch fried chicken.

  33. Jessica To says:

    I like to sprinkle it on potato chunks and bake them in the oven.

  34. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d love to try the Ranch Potato Skins!

  35. maureen says:

    The ranch chicken pizza looks so so good.

  36. My favorite Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® yum recipe ius theHoney BBQ Pork Chops with Grilled Oranges

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  37. Anastasia Falling says:

    I would have said the Ranch & Chile Chicken Enchiladas recipe on their website, but I think your recipe is my new favorite! YUM!! 🙂

  38. Anastasia Falling says:
  39. I would like to try the Ranch Guacamole.

  40. onyinye Elochukwu says:

    My favorite is the Ranch Buffalo chicken pizza.

  41. The ranch gucamole would be awesome!

  42. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite is the Original Ranch Roasted Potatoes.
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  43. I like it on a buffalo chicken sandwich! Yum!

  44. Cheryl B says:

    I would like to try the ranch burgers or the Italian ranch chicken.

  45. Cheryl B says:
  46. Jeffrey says:

    My favorite Hidden Valley Ranch recipe is hamburgers. It’s so easy and really adds a great flavor to the meat.

  47. Jeffrey says:

  49. I’m all about the Ranch Mac ‘n Cheese!

  50. Rebecca says:

    My kids absolutely love tacos, and I love to make taco salad with salsa and ranch mixed together!

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  52. Judith VanAlphen says:

    Mt fav is the Roasted Corn and Radish Fish Tacos

  53. Judith VanAlphen says:
  54. Angel Jacklyn says:
  55. Angel Jacklyn says:

    Ranch Buffalo Chicken Pizza! Yum!

  56. Kristen says:

    My whole family loves Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad.

  57. Kristen says:
  58. maria cantu says:

    My favorite is the ranch and chile chicken enchiladas.

  59. Lisa Brown says:

    I like the Ranch Mac ‘n Cheese recipe
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  61. Faith J. says:

    I like the ranch cauliflower mesh on the hidden valley website

  62. Faith J. says:
  63. I love to make veggie pizza with it!

  64. shelly peterson says:

    I like the Original Ranch Roasted Potatoes
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  65. Elizabeth p says:

    I love to go for picnics and this would be wonderful! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  69. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite yum recipe is the Ranch Tortellini Salad!

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  71. natasha Lamoreux says:
  72. natasha Lamoreux says:

    I love making bacon ranch burgers on the grill.

  73. I love to add the seasoning to my homemade chex mix.

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  75. Hidden Valley Ranch Turkey Burgers!

  76. Susan Christy says:

    Breaded Ranch Chicken is a family favorite.

  77. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love to use Hidden Valley Ranch to make my oven fried chicken!

  78. Stephanie Phelps says:
  79. i love the ranch!

  80. Ellie Wright says:


  81. Ellie Wright says:
  82. Denise L says:

    My favorite recipe is the Crunchy Baked Ranch Chicken.

  83. Denise L says:
  84. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like the ranch crema

  85. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  86. Betty C says:

    I like the Ranch Potato Skins recipe. Very reminiscent of my favorite twice baked potatoes.

  87. Betty C says:
  88. Cynthia C says:

    I want to try the PARMESAN RANCH OVEN FRIES recipe. They would be a great side for summer cookouts.

  89. the original ranch is my fave

  90. I have never used this product but, in looking at the recipes, I am betting that my mom and partner would LOVE the PARMESAN-RANCH BAKED ZUCCHINI COINS!

  91. Shawn Gallagher says:

    Kicked up buffalo ranch chicken dip

  92. Shawn Gallagher says:
  93. Erica Best says:

    i love ranch seafood pasta salad

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  97. Debbie B says:

    i like to make a taco salad with Hidden valley ranch dip mix

  98. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the BLT Ranch Burgers

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  100. Whitney Bellows says:

    Our favorite recipe is the taco ranch pasta salad.

  101. Whitney Bellows says:
  102. Jerry Marquardt says:

    My favorite Hidden Valley Original Ranch yum recipe is my famous BLT Pasta Salad.

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  104. Tabathia B says:

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