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One Pan Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Skillet

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients (16)

  • olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • chicken thighs 4
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • BBQ sauce ¼ cup
  • corn, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 oz.)
  • black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 oz.)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped ¼ cup
  • long grain white rice (not instant rice) cups
  • chicken broth 1 cup
  • water cups
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Mexican blend cheese ½ cup
  • Roma tomatoes, diced 2
  • chopped cilantro, green onion, and avocado for garnish
  • juice of 1 lime
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (9)

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2
    Heat oil in a large (12 inch) and deep skillet over medium high heat.
  3. 3
    Season chicken on each side with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. 4

    Place chicken skin side down in the skillet and cook each side for 5 minutes. Brush each side with BBQ sauce while the other side cooks. Place chicken on a plate and set aside.

  5. 5

    Add corn and beans to the empty skillet (leaving the leftover oil in the skillet is fine) and allow to grill for 2–3 minutes. Add in the cilantro, dressing and lime juice and stir to combine.

  6. 6
    Pour in the rice and stir to allow the rice to be coated in the ranch/oil mixture. Add the broth, water, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Place chicken back into the skillet as shown above. They will be about half way covered in the liquid. No need to stir, just set them right on top.
  7. 7
    Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. 8
    Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheese and tomatoes. Return to the oven for 5–10 more minutes or until cheese is fully melted and chicken is cooked through.
  9. 9
    Garnish with more cilantro, green onion and avocado if desired. Enjoy!

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recommend 78.6% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from love one pan meals will make this one again! SAVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Pah Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Skillet Makes a very good meal for the entire family. Great winter meal.
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious Weeknight Dinner My kids loved this. I usually don’t like these types of dishes. Yum.
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That's a first! I never eat anything but white meat til now oh my goodness these are a treat ! Can't wait til I cook this again .
Date published: 2021-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One pan meals I just love that I can put it all on the sheet pan and set the timer, I like to line it with parchment paper makes clean up really easy.
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tastes Great This one is very good and easy to make. My family loved it.
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anything cheese... .... is a hit in this house. This is so good we will def be making it again!
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HV* One Pan Chessy BBQ Ranch SKillet Love the one skillet chicken, BBQ,cheesy ranch with corn and black beans. Highly Recommend
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty We’re not big cilantro fans. We like it best without adding the cilantro. The cilantro HVR is plenty for us.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skipped the bbq I skipped the bbq sauce because I just didn't want that taste & it was devine. The HVR Cilantro Lime gave it all the flavor this dish needed. A regular in my rotation now. No one tires of it.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! This was by far my favorite Hidden Valley recipe! The flavors are amazing & everyone in my family loved it!
Date published: 2017-07-20
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