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Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

Easy One Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe #ASpicyPerspectiveOne-Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet – A zesty skillet chicken recipe loaded with cheesy rice, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese!

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Buffalo Chicken.

These are two words that fill my family’s heart with joy.

If I incorporate chicken and buffalo sauce in any kind of recipe, they will coming running to the kitchen in short time.

Easy One Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe #ASpicyPerspective

Today’s recipe, Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet, combines our family’s beloved dynamic duo of ingredients with my personal childhood comfort food, chicken and rice.

Chicken and rice is a simple dish my mom made regularly. An old-school one pot hero!

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Mom would slow cook a whole chicken with onions, celery, and carrots, then add in the rice to cook the last hour or so.

When she pulled out the chicken the meat would be so tender it would fall off the bones, making it easy to fold into the rice.

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In this Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet I’ve made a quickie version of my mom’s recipe, adding buffalo sauce to the broth to cook the rice.

Then at the end, I stir in shredded cheddar, blue cheese crumbles, and some chopped green onion.

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Simple, right?

Yet you will be amazed at the praise this dish receives… And the battle over the last few scoops of rice in the skillet.

Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet not only makes a cozy dinner, it is a fabulous leftover to pack in school or work lunchboxes.

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Try it with brown rice, or alternative cheeses as well!

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Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
One Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe - A zesty skillet chicken recipe loaded with cheesy rice, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese!
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch bite-size pieces. Chop all the vegetables.
  • Place the butter in a large skillet or sauté pan, with a lid. Set over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and celery. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften.
  • Add the chicken pieces, rice, hot sauce, broth, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir, then cover the skillet. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the broth has absorbed and there are air vent holes in the top of the rice.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in the cheddar, blue cheese, and green onions. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.


Serving: 1.25cups, Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 806mg, Potassium: 460mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 405IU, Vitamin C: 3.5mg, Calcium: 175mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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26 comments on “Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet”

  1. This is one of our go-to family dinners. It’s easy, filling, and delicious. Thank you!!!

  2. What could I use to replace the blue cheese?

  3. Hello, I cannot seem to get the broth to simmer so it’s very liquidy I have no clue what I did wrong.

  4. Sounds delicious and just what I was looking for. I only have brown rice which has much longer cook time. Suggestion on how I can best work it into the recipe in place of the long grain?

  5. Also this meal is super easy for busy weeknights & reheats nicely. I make a double batch so there are plenty of leftovers for easy tasty lunches. We are a family of 4 – mom, dad, 18 yr old son who’s 6’3” & an 11 yr old girl who is in too many sports & is currently eating us out of house & home. 

  6. My family is huge on buffalo wing so they LOVED this meal! It’s now on our go-to meals rotation. Made just as written with the exception of adding extra franks buffalo sauce

  7. This was a great recipe! I adjusted it a bit by only adding one cup of rice and 2 1/4 cups of broth/water. It took about 20 minutes to cook. I also used franks wing sauce instead which was also tasty. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe!

  8. Delicious! Thanks for sharing, made this for my family, 2 toddlers under age of 3 and they all loved it! Cut down the buffalo sauce to about 1/3 a cup. Will be incorporating this meal into our weekly meal rotations! Thanks!

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  11. Such a fantastic dish! I can’t wait to try it!

  12. WOW! What a yummy dish! Thanks!

  13. A great weeknight meal with lots of good flavor. Thanks for a new go-to recipe!

  14. This looks soooo good! This is quick and easy for my family, and its full of protein!

  15. Love this recipe! It’s like chicken wings, but without the messy fingers. :)

  16. Has anyone ever tried making this with cauliflower rice?

  17. Used pre-cooked shredded chicken and added it when there was about 8 minutes left. Also had to add about 2 more cups of water to get to the point where the rice was cooked.

  18. This delicious, but it took a lot longer than 15 mins. to cook the rice. It took double that.

  19. Do you think this could be made in a rice cooker?

  20. The chicken goes in raw and cooks with rice?