Family Friendly Recipes // Chicken & Ranch Skillet - Lynzy & Co.

Family Friendly Recipes // Chicken & Ranch Skillet

This chicken & ranch skillet is one of the best family friendly recipes I have made as of recently. Last week I shared a few finished dishes with you over on my Instagram stories and this one was by far, my favorite. It’s absolutely delicious and the kids gobbled it up and asked for seconds. This dish will become a weekly rotation in our home for sure! As I try out new recipes each week, I will begin posting my favorites here that my kids loved as well. We all know how fussy children can be when it comes to eating dinner, so I hope that you all will find this helpful!

This Chicken and Ranch Skillet is an amazing family friendly recipe that even your kids will love! The recipe is quick and easy & healthy too!

Chicken & Ranch Skillet

Packed with protein, brussel sprouts and whole grain rice, this skillet meal is easy to make for busy moms on the go! You can make it even quicker if you pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store instead of making  your own! I made it myself and it was still very quick and easy! Better yet, if  you have frozen chicken breasts at home, throw them in the crock pot with some ranch seasoning in the morning and then it will be ready by dinner time! 

Prep Time 10 min  Cook Time 30 min


4 slices bacon
1 – 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
1 lb brussels sprouts
1 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
1 tsp minched garlic
2 cups of cooked rice
2 tsp dried parsley
1 ½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 teaspoons dried dill
2 teaspoons dried chives
½ tsp mustard powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
1½ tsp sea salt
ranch dressing
Trader Joe’s Sriracha Ranch (for adults)


Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Cut the stems off the brussels sprouts and cut them in half. In a medium-sized bowl, toss the sprouts with 1 Tbsp avocado or olive oil, garlic, and a small pinch of salt. Spread them evenly on a large baking sheet.
Place sprouts in the oven and roast for 25 minutes, until crispy.
While brussels are roasting, pat the chicken dry. Cut it up into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, cook your bacon for about 3 minutes per side until slightly crispy. Or you can throw the bacon in the microwave, which is what I did! Once bacon is done, pat dry and cut into small pieces and set aside.
With the cast iron still hot, add your chicken in a single layer and cook thoroughly.
Once done, turn the heat down on the cast iron to medium-low and add your brussels sprouts, cooked rice & bacon back to the skillet, along with the garlic and all the ranch seasoning.
Stir lightly with a spoon, so the seasoning gets all over. Warm together for about 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
Drizzle (or slather) ranch dressing on top!
Serve immediately

As mentioned in the recipe, I got the Sriracha Ranch form Trader Joe’s to put on top of mine (and my husbands) and it’s SO killer good. Seriously, I am obsessed with meal. 

Hope you enjoy!

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  1. We are (mostly) a Keto/whole30 household. Have tou tried making it with cauliflower rice? I maybtry but just curious if you had experimented.

    1. I plan on trying it with cauliflower rice this week, i will report back! In my experience, cauliflower works just as well as regular rice in dishes like this.

  2. This recipe was so easy and delicious! It is seriously packed with flavor and will become a staple in our house. husband approved too hahaha my only tweak was less salt and 3 cups of rice instead of 2

  3. Oh my goodness this was so yummy! My picky 14 month old demolished it and I was sad that there wasn’t enough for seconds. Next time I’m doubling this recipe, Because it was so good we would want leftovers!

  4. I have re read this recipe 5 times over tHinking i jusT missed soMetHing but Im still not clear…. CaN you elaborate on the ‘ranch dressing’? I see the ingredients that go into it, but do you just mix the sPicss together and sprinkle it on?
    Ranch drEssing is listed (with no quantity) in addition to the tj siracha ranch- are you suggesting We Use either Or, and only drizzle it on top? Or ranch is included in reCipe but you also Add a drizzle at end?