BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos


Taco night is a thing in my house. The kids love them, the adults love them, and as we get ready to head into the new school year simple taco recipes like these BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos and taco salad make getting dinner on the table quick and easy. First, chicken is tossed in taco seasoning and cooked before being coated in a mix of Ortega Flavor Craver Chipotle Taco Sauce and sweet & spicy BBQ sauce. Then we fill the taco shells with chicken, our favorite taco toppings, and top it all off with delicious Ortega Flavor Craver Taco Ranch Sauce to make this a weeknight dinner everyone looks forward to!

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The great thing about taco night is it never gets boring. There are so many different ways to make tacos and Ortega has everything we need to keep taco night exciting from seasoning to sauces and taco shells. These BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos take two of our favorite things, BBQ, and Mexican food, and combine them into one awesome dinner!

Every good taco starts with the taco shell. Ortega has a huge selection of taco shells including Yellow Corn, White Corn, Whole Grain Corn new Good Grains Yellow Corn & Red Bell Pepper, and Good Grains Yellow Corn & Spinach Taco Shells. All Ortega Taco Shells are made the traditional way, with 100% whole kernel corn, not corn flour, which gives them their distinctive and authentic flavor, aroma, and texture. I tried the new Good Grains Red Yellow Corn & Bell Pepper with my BBQ Ranch Chicken Taco recipe and the whole family loved them!

To fill the tacos I cubed up chicken breast and cooked it with Ortega Taco Seasoning according to the package instructions. If you want, you could cook the chicken breasts whole after seasoning and then shred them with two forks for shredded chicken tacos. Then I mixed together my favorite BBQ sauce and Ortega Chipotle Flavor Craver Sauce to make a smokey chipotle BBQ sauce. Ortega Taco Sauce is the #1 Best Selling Taco Sauce in America for a reason! The  Flavor Craver Chipotle Sauce is amazing all on its own, and it adds the perfect amount of smoky chipotle flavor and spice to the sweet BBQ sauce. Once you have your BBQ sauce mixture toss the chicken in it and pack it into the Good Grains Yellow Corn & Red Bell Pepper taco shells.

Now is the part where you can get creative. Taco toppings should be whatever you like on your tacos. I went with some corn, fresh tomatoes, and cheese but you can add avocados, shredded lettuce, a little sour cream, or anything else that makes you happy.

Whatever you do don’t forget the Ortega  Flavor Craver Ranch Taco Sauce. That’s what brings all of these awesome BBQ and taco flavors together. The ranch taco flavor is perfect. In fact, I had a taco day this week and made myself a tortilla bowl using the new Ortega Bakeable Tortilla Bowl Kit. I put all of my taco fillings in a tortilla bowl with some lettuce and topped it with Flavor Craver Taco Ranch Sauce as my dressing. It was SO GOOD!

Start your own taco night tradition and let Ortega help you. Ortega Taco Kits include everything you need for that perfect quick dinner or after-school snack. Just add beef, poultry, fish or vegetables! If you’re looking for a few more easy taco recipes make sure you give my Carne Asada Tacos, and Salsa Verde Shrimp Tacos a try!

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BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos

These BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos are a quick and easy dinner recipe for busy weeknights! Barbecue meets Mexican in this family favorite meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 199 kcal


  • 1 pound Chicken Breast cubed
  • 1 packet Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup Ortega Chipotle Flavor Craver Sauce
  • 8 Ortega Good Grains Red Bell Pepper Taco Shells
  • ½ cup Ortega Taco Ranch Flavor Craver Sauce
  • Your favorite taco toppings


  • Cook chicken breast according to instructions on the back of Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix.
  • In a small bowl combine the BBQ sauce and Ortega Chipotle Flavor Craver Sauce. Pour over cooked chicken and toss until well coated.
  • Heat Ortega Good Grains Red Bell Pepper Taco Shells according to package instructions and add BBQ Chicken to each shell.
  • Top with your favorite taco toppings.
  • Drizzle with Ortega Taco Ranch Flavor Craver Sauce. Enjoy!



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