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Ranch Chicken ‘n’ Rice

When I clipped this recipe from a neighborhood shopper a few years ago. I couldn't wait to try it. Just as I expected, it quickly became a family favorite.—Erlene Crusoe, Litchfield, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Paprika


  • Place rice in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the milk, water and salad dressing mix; set aside 1/4 cup. Pour remaining mixture over rice. Top with chicken strips. Drizzle with butter and reserved milk mixture.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with paprika.

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  • Jerrod
    Nov 13, 2016

    The 1 star review on this is correct! I followed the recipe to the letter and even after an hour it was a soup of uncooked rice and raw chicken. I tried cooking the last twenty minutes uncovered like another review suggested, but the rice was still uncooked and hard and the chicken underdone.

  • DontBlink
    Jun 16, 2014

    This recipe is fantastic, it's really simple and tastes amazing. The first time and I covered it (I used my deep covered baker and lid), so it didn't cook at ALL once the timer rang.However if leave it uncovered, it really does taste amazing and it cooks in the allotted time. The person that gave it one star must have had a similar problem and didn't know how to fix it (just uncover it and add a bit more milk, cook a bit longer).

  • margo_wheeler
    Dec 17, 2011

    No comment left

  • Brenda1354
    Aug 31, 2011

    I've made this recipe several times, with great reviews from those who ate it. Making it again tomorrow night again only with brown rice this time. Yum!!

  • LadyNaava
    Jul 12, 2011

    This was a wonderful dish, my family really liked it. the person who 1 starred this because it wasn't cooked- I just am having trouble believing this. Any chickent breast will cook at this temp assuming it was thawed, deboned etc. Anyway, sad to see such a great recipe get a low star, for such a thing, since its hardly a typical issue.

  • riaandrws
    Sep 30, 2010

    My family loved this recipe. I did use instant brown rice so I should have added more liquid but otherwise it had a great flavor.

  • ebeth2007
    Apr 21, 2010

    Cooked for twice as long as it said, still not done - looked done at 50 minutes and so I took a bite of raw chicken. Gross. Threw the whole thing out. Never again.