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.

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.

How to Make One Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe #ASpicyPerspective

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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Zesty One Pan Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe #ASpicyPerspective
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4.86 from 7 votes

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
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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16 comments on “Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

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  3. Katerina @ diethood .composted February 5, 2019 at 7:51 am Reply

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

  4. Lexeeposted February 4, 2019 at 11:45 pm Reply

    WOW! What a yummy dish! Thanks!

  5. Mallory Lanzposted February 4, 2019 at 11:10 pm Reply

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

  6. Krissy Alloriposted February 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm Reply

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

  7. Taraposted February 4, 2019 at 9:44 pm Reply

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

  8. Amyposted February 2, 2019 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Has anyone ever tried making this with cauliflower rice?

  9. Suzanneposted January 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm Reply

    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.

  10. Deborah Brakkeposted January 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm Reply

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

    • Sommer Collierposted January 7, 2019 at 1:23 pm Reply

      Hi Deborah,

      So glad you liked it! However, is it possible you used a different variety of rice? Regular long grain rice should only take 15 minutes to cook, 20 tops.

      • Bobiposted February 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm

        Depends on what altitude you’re at! I love met 8500 feet and rice is an average 40 minute cook time

  11. 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! :)

  12. 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!