Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas

Welcome to day ONE of Mexican food week on Wishes and Dishes!  I hope you like Mexican food as much as I do, otherwise you will be hating me and my blog for a little bit.  But I hope you’ll stick around because I’m sharing some of my favorites with you all week long.

Mexican food is a favorite in our house and I’m always looking for new dinners to try out when I’m having a craving.  We love it and loved this twist on classic enchiladas.  They were absolutely fantastic!  For some reason, it reminds me of biscuits and gravy with a Mexican twist.  I know that sounds weird, but it really does.

I love the addition of the ranch dressing mix and the bacon as it gave these a wonderful and unique flavor.  The sauce was SO good I wanted to just eat it with a spoon before even assembling the enchiladas (and I definitely did).  It really is THAT tasty!   It’s super creamy and just a tad bit spicy…what more could a girl ask for?  I can see this sauce being good over some cooked rice for a future quick and easy meal.  I just gave myself a great idea :)  Enjoy your Monday, everyone (as much as Mondays can be enjoyed).

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas Recipe for Mexican Food Week

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas Recipe for Mexican Food Week


*makes 6 servings*

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon dry Ranch Dressing seasoning packet
1 teaspoon ground cumin
8 strips cooked crisp bacon, crumbled
3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
4 ounces diced green chilies
10 ounce can Rotel Mild Tomatoes, drained
2 tablespoons Canola oil
12 white corn tortillas, taco size
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 avocados, thinly sliced
1 cup cilantro, for garnish


Place butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat to melt. Once melted, whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in chicken broth. Heat and stir until thick and bubbly. Once thick, stir in cheese and reduce heat to low. Add Ranch seasoning, cumin, bacon, chicken, green chilies and tomatoes, stirring to combine.
Heat olive oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry tortillas for about 30 seconds each side and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain oil. Continue until all 12 tortillas are pan-fried. You may need to add more oil after a few batches.
For each serving, place a tortilla onto a serving plate. Top with a spoonful of sauce and top with a pinch or two of cheese. Place another tortilla on top and repeat with sauce and cheese. Top with avocado slices and cilantro leaves if desired. Serve warm.

Recipe source:  adapted from

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37 Responses to “Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas”

  1. August 5, 2013 at 12:33 AM #

    I am so excited for all your recipes this week! Can’t wait!

    • August 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

      Glad you’re excited for tons of Mexican food! :)

  2. August 5, 2013 at 2:58 AM #

    This is my kind of meal! Bacon, chicken, cheese and tortillas? YUM! Looking forward to the other recipes Ashley. Have great week!

    • August 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

      Thanks Anne! I hope you have a great week, too!

  3. August 5, 2013 at 3:05 AM #

    Hola! Bring on the Tex mex dishes and Mexican food week! Love the creaminess and all of the flavors in this dish and easy too. Take care, BAM

    • August 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

      I’m glad you like Mexican food too!

  4. August 5, 2013 at 6:59 AM #

    Yay, love these! And we both have enchiladas today :) Excited to see all the recipes this week!

    • August 5, 2013 at 1:17 PM #

      No way! On my way to check yours out :)

  5. August 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM #

    I LOVE the idea of a stacked enchilada! That is super creative! I will have to try making a veg version!

    • August 5, 2013 at 1:17 PM #

      I’m sure that would be great also!! Thanks, Hannah!

  6. August 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM #

    What a great combo. I am yet to make enchiladas very soon!! :-)

  7. August 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM #

    Hooray for Mexican food week! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store.

    • August 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM #

      Thanks so much, Eva :)

  8. August 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM #

    A week of Mexican food?? I’m totally looking forward to this week! I love how these enchiladas are stacked. Sounds delicious!

    • August 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM #

      I liked that, too! Very different :) Thanks, Ruby!

  9. August 5, 2013 at 2:31 PM #

    Ashley, I’m loving Mexican week already! Cannot wait to see what else you’ve got coming up. This dish looks amazingly good with that sauce!

    • August 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM #

      The sauce is the best part!!Thanks, girl!

  10. August 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM #

    I love that these are stacked instead of classically rolled! Gives me so many ideas!

    • August 5, 2013 at 3:21 PM #

      I loved that about them, too!

  11. August 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM #

    Mexican week??! Count me in! Especially if you’re starting off with something including chicken, bacon and ranch in the title ;)

    • August 5, 2013 at 4:32 PM #

      haha thanks, Becky!

  12. August 5, 2013 at 8:06 PM #

    Your enchiladas look amaaazing! I love Mexican food; can’t wait for more to come!

  13. August 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM #

    OMG! seriously u r making us drool over that plate full of scrumptious enchiladas…we can have this the whole week with absolute bliss…guess we have to make’em at home soon….keep posting…HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :-)

    • August 6, 2013 at 12:18 AM #

      Awww thanks! I could eat this meal every day :)

  14. August 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM #

    I love mexican food. This Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas sounds wonderful and so easy to prepare. Can’t wait to try it and I look forward to more scrumptious Mexican recipes from you.

  15. August 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM #

    Mexican food is a favorite in our house, too! Love this dish! Pinning (=

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM #

      Thanks for the pin!!

  16. August 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM #

    I like stacked enchiladas, too, and your verson looks wonderful. I’ve never used bacon in an enchilada for some reason – I need to! Love the idea of Mexican week.

    • August 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

      The bacon was a wonderful addition! Isn’t it always? ;)

  17. August 10, 2013 at 1:34 AM #

    What a great twist on one of our favorites! I most definitely will have to try this!!

  18. August 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    Chicken or turkey and bacon are perfect together.

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM #

      Yes, i totally agree


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