There are many classic food combos we all love. Peanut butter and chocolate. Bacon, lettuce, tomato. Macaroni and cheese. One of my personal favorites is chicken, bacon, ranch. It really doesn’t get much more American than that. With two kinds of meat and the most popular dressing/dipping sauce in the country, this combo is a hit with pretty much everyone.
There are quite a few ways to enjoy the savory chicken, crispy bacon, and seasoned, salty, creamy dressing. I’ve seen it in sandwich form, pizza form, casserole form, and many others. Today I present to you, Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice Pilaf.
6 slices bacon, diced
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup rice
1 packet ranch mix
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Salt & pepper to taste
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove bacon and set on a paper towel to drain the grease.
Add onion, chicken, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet and cook until chicken is golden brown on all sides.
Pour in rice, ranch packet, and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the skillet and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is fully cooked.
Once rice is cooked, stir in cheeses and bacon until melted.
Serve warm & enjoy!