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Spicy Ranch Chicken

This is a very simple crock pot chicken recipe that only takes 3 ingredients.

1 Whole Chicken with majority of skin removed
2 cups prepared Ranch Dressing
1 – 10 oz. can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies

Spray crock pot with Pam. Pour 1 cup of the Ranch dressing in bottom of crock pot. Place whole chicken, breast side down, on the dressing. Pour the other cup of dressing on top of the chicken. Top with the can of diced tomatoes and chilies.

Cook on high for 1 hour and lower heat to low and cook for 4-5 more hours.

Remove the chicken and cut into pieces discarding any gristle and loose bones. Whisk the sauce remaining in the crock pot. Place chicken back into sauce. I served this with prepared rice and it was tasty without any need for more seasoning. You can serve some good hearty bread and a green vegetable with it to make a balanced meal.

Notes: If Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies aren’t available where you live any canned chopped tomatoes with chilies will work. Rotel has an extra spicy kick to it that we enjoy. If you’d like the sauce to be more gravy like you could add your favorite thickener to the sauce.


  1. Sounds easy and easy is very good. Thanks!

  2. I am pretty sure we would like this one. Thanks!

  3. That sounds delicious Ellen! Crock pots are the best invention since slice bread I think!

  4. I love crock pot recipes especially with chicken. No I've not seen Rotel brand here, but I think this recipe would be just as delicious with a can of tomatoes, and a can of Chipotle peppers.


  5. Oh yum! Rotel is a food group around here. We love spicy food and if any of y'all have access to fresh New Mexico green chile and you like spice, I highly recommend it! Thank you for always sharing such delicious recipes!

  6. sounds great, my husband will love the chilies...
    we are back in Canada and now I can start making your recipes...
    so many of the ingredients are non-existant in Guatemala...

  7. Wow, I can't help drooling. I just love the spicy ranch chicken
    Well done!
    If you submitted your spicy ranch chicken photos to , I'll bet they will make you on the home page.
    Gosh, you have made me sooo hungry !

  8. off to try this one out! modifying like crazy though to suit our pantry, creamy roasted garlic dressing and home canned tomatoes. may add some fresh mushrooms too.

    1. bee in the balm,
      Sounds like some great variations to me. You can't go wrong!

  9. Just tried this recipe tonight, and it is delicious..... My family all enjoyed it very much! I used 6 chicken breasts, however, instead of the full chicken, as that is what I had on hand.... Wonderful! TFS!


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