Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

Wondering what to make with the odds-and-ends vegetables in your produce drawer and a couple chicken breasts?

This ought to do the trick.

Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet - When you need a fast and easy dinner, this recipe is a keeper! Bold ranch flavor, adaptable to be made with your favorite veggies, and it's healthy!!

It’s so easy, ready in 15 minutes, cooks in one skillet for less dishes, it’s packed with savory ranch flavor, it’s healthy, and you can use the produce you have on hand. Score.

As a food blogger one day I use 2 tablespoons of parsley, the next day I need 1/4 cup diced zucchini, and the next I use only a few basil leaves and a couple broccoli florets. My produce drawer is always stuffed.

Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet - When you need a fast and easy dinner, this recipe is a keeper! Bold ranch flavor, adaptable to be made with your favorite veggies, and it's healthy!!

After the blog recipe and glossy images are over, I’m left with an assortment of (very random) produce to use. I try to use it while it’s optimally fresh and ‘perfect’ looking, but sometimes it gets a little tired, wilted, or soft. Hello roasting, sautéing, stir-frying, or making soup.

That’s where the Taste Not Waste campaign from Hidden Valley Ranch comes in. It encourages you to embrace your imperfect produce and use it rather than throwing it away. Almost expired, bruised, misshapen – you can still use it.

Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet - When you need a fast and easy dinner, this recipe is a keeper! Bold ranch flavor, adaptable to be made with your favorite veggies, and it's healthy!!

By sautéing chicken and vegetables with Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, I had a flavorful meal on the table in just minutes that my family gobbled up. My daughter proclaimed, ‘Mom, how did you make it taste so good!’ The ranch seasoning is one-stop shopping because you don’t need to add any other seasonings, spices, salt, or pepper.

I used fresh organic spinach, zucchini, and broccoli, but use what you have on hand. Carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, or mushrooms would all be great.

Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet - When you need a fast and easy dinner, this recipe is a keeper! Bold ranch flavor, adaptable to be made with your favorite veggies, and it's healthy!!

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Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

The recipe is so easy, ready in 15 minutes, cooks in one skillet for less dishes, it's packed with savory ranch flavor, it's healthy, and you can use the produce you have on hand. By sautéing chicken and vegetables with ranch seasoning mix, I had a flavorful meal on the table in just minutes that my family gobbled up. The ranch seasoning is one-stop shopping because you don't need to add any other seasonings, spices, salt, or pepper. I used fresh organic spinach, zucchini, and broccoli, but use what you have on hand. Carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, or mushrooms would all be great.

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • about 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • about 2 cups broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces (I use florets and stalks)
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced in 1/4-inch pieces
  • one .74-ounce packet Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • about 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, cut into bite-sized pieces if necessary (2 big handfuls)

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the olive oil, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces. Chicken should be about 70 % cooked through.
  2. Sprinkle half the packet of ranch seasoning mix over the chicken.
  3. Add the broccoli, zucchini, and evenly sprinkle with the remainder of the ranch seasoning mix.
  4. Evenly drizzle the lemon juice. Stir to coat evenly.
  5. Cover skillet and allow vegetables to steam for about 3 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  6. Add the spinach and cook uncovered until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir intermittently.
  7. Serve immediately. Leftovers will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days. Serve cold or reheat gently prior to serving if desired.

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16 comments

  1. A ranch stir fry–gotta give this a try! My produce drawer will be due for a refill by Friday. Root veggies last a long time but anything green tends to start it’s decline much more quickly. Broccoli, bell pepper and carrot sounds great for a first run. I love these types of method recipes where multiple different ingredients can work!

    • It’s the perfect produce cleanout recipe! It’s the kind of dinner I make all the time and just rotate in whatever I have…from greens to herbs, I just toss it in :)

    • I’ve been anxious to try this and decided it would be a great meal to start the new year with. Jon had mentioned wings so I picked up an extra pack of seasoning for those. Ranch chicken and veg with a side of wings..sometimes you really can have it all! This was really good and will be repeated soon (and often)! The lemon juice is a nice
      touch and and I love the simplicity of this recipe!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! And sometimes you can have it all :) Love it when that happens, as well as simple recipes, too! Glad you’ll repeat this one!

  2. This would be great for a CSA box recipe, too!

    I love the no waste campaign.  So cool.

    • This is a CSA dream recipe because yes, throw it in, it’ll work :)

      You and I are the queens of no waste! We somehow make use of every last everything because to throw it out would be painful!

  3. A perfect meal for a hurried weeknight!  My produce drawers are always filled with various odds and ends as well :P

  4. I love that you added ranch! I love easy recipes like this!

  5. This looks so yum and healthy!
    Don’t you just love when something delicious is healthy?
    Happy new year Averie!

  6. oooh this sounds incredible! i will have to try it soon! thanks for sharing! :)

  7. This is exactly the kind of recipe I need right now: fast and really satisfying.  And I could use some of that broccoli after the way I’ve been eating lately!

  8. This dish looks so healthy, Averie! My husband and I have been trying to collect healthy recipes for the New Year…definitely pinning this one to make! :D Thanks! Happy New Year :o)

  9. Hi! If I don’t have the Hiodden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing, what can I use? 

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