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*Recipe updated November 2015
When I was in respiratory therapy school we did a lot of clinicals and I was usually trying to be healthy, plus I was broke, so I usually just brought a Lean Cuisine or a salad and a Diet Coke to eat for an entire 12 hour shift. Let’s just say I didn’t know much about eating to fuel my body and I was hungry a lot. HA! One of my clinical rotations was on an ambulance and they guys I rode with were so awesome! They taught me so much but one of the most important things they introduced me to was Hidden Valley’s Spicy Ranch Dressing.
This stuff is so awesome!! I eat it on everything…salads, chicken, pizza, whatever! If you can put regular ranch dressing on it then Spicy Ranch tastes even better. Try it, you will thank me later.
The recipe I am about to share with you was completely inspired by my love of Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand and it’s super quick and easy and filling and you just can’t beat that. It is a go to on nights when I get home late from work and need something hearty but semi-healthy to eat. So without further ado I give you…Spicy Ranch Chicken and Rice!
This may not be the best pic but you really need to try it. I love the combo of veggies, brown rice, and grilled chicken. And the Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch of course!! YUM!!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup fat free italian dressing
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms chopped
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2 tbsp Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch
- 1 tsp cajun seasoning
- Marinate chicken in fat free italian dressing, grill chicken, set aside.
- Chop bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and sauté. Set aside.
- Cook brown rice according to package and set aside.
- Assemble dish. Brown rice on bottom, then grilled chicken, and then veggies. Mix well and then sprinkle with cajun seasoning.
- Top with Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch and eat!
What is your favorite go to, quick and easy recipe??
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Erica @loyalRUN says
That looks so good. Ranch makes chicken so much better :)
This sounds sooo good! I didn’t even know you could buy “spicy ranch” – thanks for the recipe! :)
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I do a lot of cooking with Ranch, but I’ve never seen this kind before. I’ve never tried ranch in rice, either.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I need to get some of that spicy ranch dressing! That sounds RIGHT up my alley! Yum!
I can’t eat spicy, but my hubby loves it. I didn’t even know they had this kind. I bet it would be a great marinade.
Terri Ramsey Beavers says
This dish looks and sounds absolutely delicious. The kids eat Ranch dressing on everything from chicken fingers to chips. I bet it smells divine while cooking as well.
Liz Mays says
Oh wow! We actually have some of that dressing in the fridge. I’ll have to suggest this recipe to my bf.
I feel like chicken and rice is so great because adding veggies and seasoning can change it up. I always have brown rice on hand. Tonight we actually had chicken with pineapple chunks and onions sauted together with brown rice. So easy and yummy.
tiaras and tantrums says
hey now – I have yet to see Spicy ranch? I wonder if they sell this in the midwest yet??
I love spicy foods! I’ve never tried this product. This recipe looks delicious and I love rice
Wood Arts Universe says
Ranch dressing on chicken? I just heard on this now and I want to try it out soon.
Maggie Branch says
I never knew there was a spicy ranch option! I could eat ranch on almost anything. This meal looks really great!
This recipe sounds so good! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the spicy ranch dressing in stores but I’m definitely going to look now!
Rebecca Brosemer Miller says
I love all things spicy, so I am sure that I would love this dish!! I love that it is perfect for any crazy weeknight too!!
A spicy Ranch? I haven’t seen this in our local stores, yet. I have to find this!
I like that it’s got a little spicy kick in there. Sounds good to me. :)
That looks yummy! Never thought of marinating the chicken with a dressing. I always just had it battered and fried. Can’t wait to try your recipe.
Ok now this sounds super tasty!!! So going to grab supplies when I’m grocery shopping and make some myself! Yum!
Chubskulit Rose says
Hmmmnn, I haven’t tried the spicy yet. I will look for this when I go to the store. I love spicy stuff.
Great recipe! I love using salad dressing to spice up chicken dishes too.
Wow this looks so yummy. My daughter has been asking for rice and I didn’t know how to serve it but this looks perfect. Thanks for the recipe!
Spicy ranch? My life just got even better! I’ll be hunting this down asap!
Mimi Green says
I love to cook with salad dressing. This looks like good winter comfort meal. I will give this one a try.
This sounds like a great meal for a date night at home. My son can’t have spicy foods so my husband and I could enjoy it!
I’m actually obsessed with this dressing! It is such a delicious topping or dip!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Oh wow! I love Ranch! What an awesome recipe! I can’t wait to try this.