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Bacon Ranch One Pot Chicken and Rice

Bacon Ranch One Pot Chicken and Rice - The easiest and most flavorful chicken and rice recipe ever!  Packed full of juicy chicken, crisp bacon, ranch, rice, and gooey cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 6 Slices Bacon Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion Diced
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 Packet Ranch Mix
  • 2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the diced bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Remove bacon from pan to a plate using a slotted spoon. Wipe any excess grease from the pan.
  • Add the onion, chicken, and seasonings to the pan. Cook until chicken is golden brown on all sides.
  • Add the rice, ranch mix, and chicken broth to the chicken mixture.
  • Bring mixture to a boil then turn heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 17-20 minutes until rice is tender.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the cooked bacon and cheese until melted.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

NOTE: I recommend seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.  However, because the bacon and ranch mix tend to be salty, I typically only add pepper and no extra salt to this recipe.