Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats

These Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats are crowd pleasers. Everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner not to mention Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner! Target is giving one of you a $100 gift card to get your own Old El Paso Taco Boats for taco night…and whatever else you want! Whenever I walk out of Target I usually have jammies for my kids, earrings for myself, and groceries for dinner. I love that place! This giveaway is closed!

Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner!

Let’s break it down. Chicken – check; ranch – check; bacon – check; and tacos – check. So pretty much anything a kid (or adult) would ever want to eat in one taco. I think we have a dinner that everyone will love.

Since I live with five kids (okay they’re mine), I have a test audience built in conveniently to try out new recipes. What do you think the verdict was? Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner!

Fill your Old El Paso Taco Boats with some cooked and cubed chicken that has been tossed with ranch dressing.Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner!

Sprinkle them generously with cheddar cheese. I like to place them in the oven to melt the cheese all at one time. If you don’t want to turn on the oven, just heat them in the microwave. And of course some bacon!! Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThen finish them off with some green onions. Except for the 2-year-old’s taco – you’ll want to leave the green onions off unless you want to hear screaming.
Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner!

One trick I do is to cook a large batch of chicken at the beginning of the week so that I’m not rushing on weeknights to get dinner on the table.

Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner!

Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats
  • 1 1/2 lbs . cooked and cubed chicken (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 Old el Paso Taco Boats Soft flour tortillas
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet until done. Drain on a paper towel.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the chicken, ranch dressing, and garlic powder together. Place taco boats on a baking sheet. Divide evenly into the taco boats.
  4. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top.
  5. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until chicken is warm and cheese is melted. If you don’t want to heat your oven, pop them in the microwave!
  6. Remove from oven and top with crumbled bacon and green onions. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
You can cook the chicken any way you like. I like to season it with salt and pepper and cook in a skillet with a little olive oil for 10-12 minutes or until done.

Rotisserie chicken works well here for a quick meal!

 I was compensated by Old El Paso for this post. All opinions are my own.

Chicken Ranch Bacon Taco Boats - everyone in the family will love these tacos for dinner!

Speak Your Mind



  1. I’ve been wanting to try those new taco shells. We love the nacho cheese hard shells. Great idea!

  2. These look so simple and yummy! A perfect week night meal.

  3. What would we do without Target? Will have to try out this recipe, thanks!

  4. Alexandra Robertson says:

    These look so good. Those boats are genius.

  5. Susan Forster says:

    You are my go to recipe blog! This one looks yummy. Fortunately/unfortunately I live 3 blocks from Target…pick me!

  6. Shelbee Russell says:

    Yum! I could make these for my family and leave off the tortilla for a low carb version for me!! Win win!! Thanks!

  7. Looks so good! And yay for target!

  8. My kids love tacos!! These look fun. Fun food is always a hit in my house. We will have to try them out. We love our local Super Target!

  9. Looks delish! I also appreciate how Old el Paso taco seasoning is gluten free!

  10. This is being added to our dinner menu this week!! With a brand new baby, 11 days today, this looks like a quick and delicious meal!!!

  11. These are perfect for taco tuesdays!

  12. Tiffany Palmer says:

    What a good idea! So yummy.

  13. Love this idea! My kids would eat these up!

  14. These look delicious, I always love recipes that all 5 of us will enjoy. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you

  15. Jennika McPeck says:

    These look delicious and added to my menu for the week! Headed to target tomorrow to get the ingredients!

  16. Taco boats are genius! The possibilities are endless! 😱😍🐽

  17. Sandy Headtke says:

    I now buy more groceries at Target, they have competitive prices and it’s nice to have one stop shopping.

  18. What a great idea! Looks yummy and easy to make.

  19. Look good!

  20. Looks very yummy!

  21. Both my kids would eat tacos every night of the week if I let them! Thanks for a new spin on the classic

  22. I don’t know what I would do without Target! I just downloaded Cartwheel last week! Your anecdotes about your kids are always hilarious! 🙂

  23. Yum and I love Target!

  24. Yum!! What’s Better than a chicken bacon and ranch combo?!?! I’m in!

  25. Yum! Chicken bacon and ranch?!?!?

  26. These look delicious. Looking forward to making them!

  27. LOVE Target. Thanks for this giveaway!

  28. These look AMAZING! Never saw these boats before, I’m intrigued. New to your blog. 💚

  29. I’d never heard of taco boats until now. What a great way to stop your tacos from falling over. I’ll definitely try this recipe out!

  30. These look delicious and I think the kids wouldn’t argue about what’s for dinner for change. Any suggestions on what you serve as sides with these?

  31. These look amazing🙌🏻

  32. Added this to th menu! Thanks!!

  33. These sound super easy and tasty!

  34. Pretty sure I’ve never left target without spending $100 anyway!

  35. You can’t go wrong with chicken and ranch! And the bacon takes it over the top… looking forward to trying these out!

  36. You’re making me so hungry! I love this quick and easy idea!

  37. I love tacos and those shells look delicious and fun!

  38. Yum! Those look really good and simple.

  39. I love tacos!!! My 3 year old daughter always gets excited for “taco Tuesday”

  40. Would love to win the Target gift card! Thanks foe opportunity!

  41. So it’s 1.5 hours to midnight, I’m in bed, and now I’m hungry thanks to this post. I want these tacos!

  42. It looks delicious! An added bonus is that it looks good too.

  43. These look so good and easy. Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

  44. These look amazing! Love your recipes! Would love to win the gift card…love Target, too!

  45. Oh I can’t wait to make this it’s looks SO good!!!!

  46. My whole family loves the taco boats! I love your new recipe! We will have to try it!

  47. Leslie Jurgensmeyer says:

    Everyone in my family would LOVE these! I’ve made quesadillas like this but never though to make taco boats, thanks for the great idea!!

  48. Leslie Jurgensmeyer says:

    Everyone in my family would LOVE these! I’ve made similar quesadillas, but never taco boats, thanks for the great idea!

  49. Sounds just wonderful! I love the idea of taco shell boats – otherwise all the filling ends up on the plate after the first bite (with regular taco shells). Look forward to trying this!

  50. This looks good an easy. I know my family will love it.

  51. Looks tasty and easy to make. My family will enjoy this meal.

  52. My husband would LOVE these! Pinning for next weeks meal plan 🙂

  53. 😋That’s looks yummy…

  54. hey girl these look so yummy!

  55. Yum!
    I’ve tried these taco shells before. So convenient.

  56. Love this!!!

  57. These look wonderful and easy!

  58. These look so good! I’m sure my 5 kids will love them too! Are all the Old El Paso items on sale or do you need a coupon or cartwheel? Love TARGET!

  59. Oh, yum! I think the taco boats would be so much easier and less messy for little hands to hold than traditional tacos…and they just look like fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

  60. These look yummy!!

  61. so quick and easy!! i like the way you think!

  62. This looks like something that would make everyone in the family happy at dinnertime! Yum!

  63. Great idea. Will make these soon. Quick & easy.

  64. Melissa Edwards says:

    I just saved 30% on a desk for my office from Target. With my redcard and free shipping you cannot go wrong.

  65. Kara Jernigan says:

    I’m so excited to try these! Since the taco boats came out that’s really all I ever buy anymore; I love them!

  66. Will definitely be making these for taco Tuesday, thank you!

  67. Never saw these taco shells before but so would like to try them out,

  68. Love tacos! And this recipe looks great!

  69. Thanks for this recipe! It looks like one my even my picky son will like as well a recipe I can make pretty quickly after getting home from work. Am looking forward to trying it out!

  70. Michelle Bishop says:

    Yum. Can’t wait to try!

  71. These look awesome! And Target? Love!

  72. Looks delicious.

  73. Lindsey Kormylo says:

    This looks so yummy! I love your recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  74. This looks so good! I will definitely be trying it in the near future!

  75. Those taco shells are SO good! Thanks for the giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  76. Paired with a margarita on the rocks and it’s the perfect dinner!

  77. those look amazing!!

  78. Those taco boats are such a great idea! Cannot wait to make these!

  79. Looks yummy!

  80. Dorine DeLutri says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I wouldn’t be able to have the taco boats though as they’re made with flour and I can’t have gluten. Maybe I could try these with corn tortillas in mini bread loaf pans? Can’t hurt to try! 😉

  81. Regina Crossley-Harris says:

    Nice change of pace from the usual tacos. Thanks for the recipe!

  82. These look great!….Minus the bacon

  83. What is this wonder called a taco boat? These look killer!

  84. Can’t get over how badly I want to try these taco boats. Maximize the stuffing … yesssss!

  85. I’d eat these up in a heartbeat! And so would my kids!

  86. I have not seen these taco boats. Will have to give them a try.

  87. I’d love to win…target is everything and by the looks of things, so is this recipe.

  88. love the ranch in the tacos!

  89. Love the filling. I hadn’t seen these Taco Boats – love that all that tasty filling will stay inside!

  90. These look awesome! I am not a fan of tacos, but I can’t wait to try these! I’m assuming it’s the pre-made ranch dressing, not the powdered ranch, is that right?