Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

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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.

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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 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
One Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe - A zesty skillet chicken recipe loaded with cheesy rice, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese!
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1.25 cups)
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 806mg 34%
Potassium 460mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 8.1%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 17.5%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into 1 inch bite-size pieces. Chop all the vegetables.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in the cheddar, blue cheese, and green onions. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.

 

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4 comments on “Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

  1. Robinposted October 8, 2018 at 7:55 am Reply

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

    • Sommer Collierposted October 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Hi Robin,

      I’ve never tried that. If you happen to give it a go, please report back! :)

  2. Kellyposted October 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply

    The chicken goes in raw and cooks with rice?

    • Sommer Collierposted October 12, 2018 at 9:28 pm Reply

      Hi Kelly,

      You got it. Happy Cookings!