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!
- 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
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.
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.