Friday, February 21, 2014

Chicken Taco (Crock Pot)

A couple weeks ago I popped into Subway for lunch and noticed they had a new sandwich on the menu – a Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt. I ordered my typical black forest ham sandwich, but my mother ordered the Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt. Upon sitting down to eat out lunch she gave me a small piece to try … and I my taste buds were thoroughly amazed. So amazed that I wanted to try to recreate the dish at home in a way that was “point friendly” for me.

I knew going into it that it wouldn’t be exact … but if I could come close, it’d be a success.  And I have to say, it was pretty darn successful! I used taco seasoning and ranch seasoning over fajita seasoning. The meat mixture was flavorful and was perfect in a sandwich while the next day it was perfect over salad.

The closest I could come to Subway’s flat bread was to use Flatout Foldit’s. My local grocery store only had Flatout’s everything flavor in stock, so that’s what I used.  I picked up a bag of Frito’s and added just a few to my sandwich.  Whereas in classic Subway fashion, I chose to use my own toppings: pepper jack cheese lettuce and tomato.

Serves 8. 4 Points Plus Values. 2/3 cup serving.
  • 2 pounds raw boneless chicken breast, trimmed of fat
  • 1 medium uncooked onion, sliced
  • 1 medium (or 2 small) uncooked bell peppers, sliced
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1 cup Chi Chi’s Salsa, medium
Add onions and peppers to the bottom of a crock pot. Place the chicken breast over the vegetables. Sprinkle with steak seasoning, garlic powder, taco seasoning and ranch dressing seasoning. Top with salsa – cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-9 hours.

After about an hour of cooking stir together all ingredients and allow cooking down together.

When the dish is done, turn off the crock pot and remove the chicken from the pot. Place chicken on a plate and shred with two forks. Return shredded chicken to the crock pot and stir to combine with the vegetables and sauce.

Allow to cool for roughly 20 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken a tad before serving.


  1. Hi, Shannon. I don't know if I've ever commented before. I found your blog last October when I first joined weight watchers. I just had to laugh when I read this post, because I also had to try to make some kind of chicken enchilada thing with Fritos on top after watching the Subway commercial a bunch of times. I ended up just making enchiladas with lo-carb tortillas, throwing a bunch of salad ingredients on top and sprinkling a few Fritos on top of everything. It was just "okay". Somehow the sauce didn't taste quite right. It was too sweet. So I might try again with a different brand of sauce, or maybe salsa.

    Anyway, I enjoy reading your recipes and reviews, and I also love that your a Trader Joe's too!
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Great minds think alike! I couldn't find an enchilada packet at my store so I decided to just use taco seasoning .. but I just did a Google search and McCormick sells a powder enchilada seasoning packet which I think would be phenomenal to use in this with the ranch seasoning. I'm definitely going to have to give that a try.

      Thank you for reading and the support! I appreciate it.