Slow Cooker Ranchero Chicken

Course Crockpot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Stephanie Ertel


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 2 cups Ranchero Sauce store bought or homemade
  • Tacos tostados, nachos or enchiladas for serving.


  1. Place ingredients in a labeled ziploc freezer bag.
  2. Lay flat in freezer; when ready to cook that overnight in fridge.
  3. Use a 5-6 quart crock pot, and add the contents of the bag.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours then shred chicken and place back in the juices to cook on low for 1 more hour.
  5. Use chicken mixture as filling for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, or tostadas.
  6. Serve and enjoy!