This low-carb Ranch Chicken Broccoli Casserole is full of lean chicken, healthy veggies, and so much yummy flavor! With only 7 ingredients this easy one-pan recipe will be you and your family’s new favorite go-to meal!I just love new things! A pair of new running shoes (so comfy), some new towels (super soft), a brand new car (real clean), and a New Year … fresh starts!
Another chance to start again, kick off a new beginning, and hit the reset button. Love it!
What about you? How are you celebrating the new year? Are you making resolutions? Setting new goals for yourself to broaden your mind, enrich your spirit and recharge that body??
That would be yes, yes, and yes for me! I know we don’t have to wait until a new year to get a do-over but it just seems like the perfect time to reset some unhealthy habits and start fresh again.
For me that always includes my food choices. 2018 is all about more veggies and less refined sugar. I think I’ve already mentioned that I’m not a dessert fiend, but I do love some salt and vinegar potato chips. Mmm, mmm! D-licious!
I’m sure I will continue to indulge in those salty tangy crisp chips - but in moderation. Don’t worry, I’m all about balance. So my recipes will continue to be super-delicious with good-for-you ingredients. Trust me you’ll be like, “this tastes amazing, how can this be healthy?”
Stealthy healthy – that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Ready for an amazing Ranch Chicken Broccoli combo??
In honor of my dedication to eating the rainbow I’m coming out of the gate strong with this one-pan Ranch Chicken Broccoli Bake!
I’ve been chomping at the bit waiting to share this recipe with you, and today is the day! With a fancy video and all. What can I say? I’m here to help!
This recipe has only 7 ingredients and tastes so good!
I use chicken tenders for this meal, but you could swap those out for chicken breasts. I just love how tender the meat is and since they’re smaller than breasts, they cook a little quicker.
You preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add a little olive oil to the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Place your chicken tenders in the dish side by side. Sprinkle on half of a ranch “dip” packet (not a “dressing” packet.) Top that with the chopped broccoli, sliced onions and peppers. Sprinkle on the rest of the ranch dip packet and the shredded cheddar cheese.
Throw that goodness in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. And voila! Your family’s new favorite, insanely tasty, go-to meal!
Not kidding! I could eat this once a week for eternity.
The veggies are still a little al dente and the chicken is so tender and juicy. The seasoning from the ranch is the perfect amount of flavoring for all this healthy yumminess. And then there’s the cheese – just enough to coat all those veggies and give it a creamy topping.
Ranch Chicken and Broccoli Casserole – stealthy healthy and ridiculously delicious!
- 1 ½ pound chicken tenders
- 1 packet dry Ranch-flavored dip (not a “dressing” packet)
- 2 Medium to small heads of broccoli, chopped into bite-sized florets
- 2 yellow, red, or orange peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Add olive oil to the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Place chicken tenders in the dish side by side. Sprinkle on half of the ranch “dip” packet. Top that with the chopped broccoli, sliced onions and peppers. Sprinkle on the rest of the ranch dip packet and the shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the veggies are still a little al dente and the chicken temp reads 165F or higher.
Serving Size12 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 331Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 94mgSodium 426mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 41g
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