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One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice Recipe

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One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice – Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

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One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

Did you notice what else we have here today? A one pot ranch chicken dinner with rice! It’s back ON! I love my one pot ideas that kind of just come together after a couple times of tweaking. The ranch thing was accidental, but buoy was I glad it found itself in there.

I should probably stop (obsessively) eating chicken drenched in ranch dressing, but at least the ranch is homemade… right?!
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One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

Anyhoooow… this is   

Fast? Easy? Adaptable? Simple? Delicious? Yep, this ranch chicken is all of that!

It starts with a homemade, super tangy-delicious buttermilk ranch that you just mix up in a bowl in five seconds flat and smother all over some skinless and boneless chicken thighs.

One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

It is also arborio rice and spinach added to the same pan and soaking up all the juices, and OH MY GOODNESS!!! Things just went to the next level.

40-ish minutes in the pan and we get THIS ⤵

One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

It’s a hard job, all this dinner-eating, but I’m willing to fight the good fight. Let’s carry on, warriors!

One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

ENJOY!

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One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.
One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner recipe, chicken thigh recipe
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 622 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 0.5 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low fat, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 4 cups baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and smother on both sides with ranch dressing.

  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet; add chicken thighs and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.

  3. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  4. Add onions to skillet and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes; stir in garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  5. Add in chicken stock and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Stir in rice and arrange chicken over rice.

  7. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until chicken is done and rice is tender.

  8. Gently stir in spinach.

  9. Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW SMART POINTS: 12

Healthier option: Make it with brown rice, and you can also use chicken breasts in place of the chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 622 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 426mg 18%
Potassium 919mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 57.3%
Vitamin C 14.2%
Calcium 7%
Iron 28.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
One Pot Ranch Chicken and Rice - Easy, quick, and delicious ranch flavored chicken cooked in one pot with rice and spinach.

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9 Responses
  1. justginster

    Hi! I’m planning on trying this for dinner this week, do you know if the the cook time would need to be increased if using brown rice?

    1. Hi! Yes, you will need to increase the cooking time as well as the liquid. Look at the back of the package of the brown rice and see what it says about how much liquid you will need for 1 cup of brown rice – usually it will say 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups. It varies because it depends on if the rice is long grain or not. Also, the cooking time – see the package and whatever it says on there for 1 cup of rice, that’s how long it will need, which is somewhere between 35 and 45 minutes. This might overcook the chicken just a bit, so, either use bone-in chicken thighs or brown the chicken for only a couple of minutes per side at the beginning, instead of 5 minutes per side. I hope this helps! Let me know if you enjoyed it. 🙂

    1. Martha Almonte

      HI Barbara, the nutrition label does say per serving. However, you can reduce the caloric intake by using boneless skinless chicken breast.

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