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This One-pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice is a super easy, gluten free, dairy free recipe that will become a staple in your house!

One-Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice

  • Author: Kelsey


  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 lb chopped chicken breasts (raw) chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water (or chicken stock for extra flavor)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets 
  • ½ cup ranch dressing*
  • 3 cups chopped kale


  • Place a pot (like a dutch oven) over medium heat.
  • Cook chopped bacon until crispy then remove and set aside.  Drain all but 1 tbsp of bacon grease from the pot and return it to the heat.
  • Place the chicken in the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  • Return bacon to pot and add rice, water, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  • Bring to a slight boil, then lower the heat to low.
  • Add cauliflower and ranch dressing and mix to combine, then cover.
  • Cook for 35 min, checking halfway through to stir.
  • Then remove the lid, add kale and cook for another 5 minutes uncovered.


*Use a paleo ranch to keep it dairy free