Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced in 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Read the whole recipe on Averie Cooks