One Skillet Broccoli and Rice Ranch Chicken Recipe – An easy weeknight skillet dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes with ranch-mix seasoned chicken, broccoli and rice.
Hey Hey, pretty faces! HAPPY FRIDAY! It’s the day after Christmas for me and I am SO done with baking. Like, SO DONE. We have one more super awesome tradition left – spinning the pastry on the 14th of January – and then I’m really done.
But but but… because of all that work, I’ve been killing it in the one-skillet, 30-minute-arena lately, most notably with variety. And sometimes, lack thereof. I mean, there’s only so many things you can do with darn chicken breasts, you know? Exactly. I knew you’d understand.
But first. Can I tell you about how my kids were totally bummed out all day yesterday because they were expecting presents, but didn’t get any?
Okay. So! My little ones get presents on New Year’s Day. I thought I shared that with you before, but just in case, let me repeat. We think of it as starting the new year with a few new things, and that is just so we don’t confuse the real meaning of Christmas. Therefore, on Christmas we do not exchange gifts.
However, in my girls’ pretty little heads, they thought since all their other friends got Christmas presents on December 25th, that come January 7th, they too would get Christmas presents, in addition to their New Year’s presents.
Once they realized there weren’t going to be any presents yesterday, they completely LOST.IT. My 3 year old walked up to me, bawling her eyes out, and screamed, “THIS IS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! WHERE ARE MY PRESENTS?!?!? JESUS IS MAD AT YOU!”. 😆😅😀
…and all I could do was laugh. I couldn’t help it. “Worst day of my LIFE” was the best part. All of 3 years old.
But about dinner… 😀
I first shared my Ranch-Chicken Fajita Bowls way back when and OMAHGAH. What a wonderful dinner to come home to! I cannot even express how much I love that stuff. And because I love it that much, I try to change it up as often as I can.
This version, however, is a little different because I added a bunch of Ranch Seasoning Mix instead of Ranch dressing, and rice’s best friend ➡ broccoli. Kept the ingredients to a minimum, and made it all in one skillet. The results? NOTHING short of amazing. Like so wonderful, it reminded me of Denny’s. At 2 a.m. When I was 19. It’s because of the Ranch.
All the Ranch.
I LOVE Ranch!
Now that I got that off my chest… This Broccoli and Rice Ranch Chicken Recipe is, in a word, PACKED with that good ol’ ranch taste. As it should be. I also threw in some broccoli, bell peppers, as well as bacon bits, which is totally optional, but why not? It’s just a half-handful. Adds a bit of that smoky flavor to the dish and the extra crunch to the munch!
I wish we could eat this together.
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