Creamy Skillet Ranch Chicken & Broccoli


This crowd-pleasing dinner feeds four and can be on the table in just 30 minutes. To top it off, the creamy ranch sauce, chicken and broccoli all come together in one skillet, making cleanup just as easy as cooking.

Creamy Skillet Ranch Chicken & Broccoli
Photo: Photographer / Brie Passano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst, Prop Stylist / Holly Raibikis
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 cups bite-size broccoli florets

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (chives, dill, tarragon, basil)


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, broccoli and water to the pan. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the chicken.

  4. Whisk cream, vinegar, mayonnaise, cornstarch, onion powder, garlic powder and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Increase heat to medium-high and pour the cream mixture into the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Return the chicken and broccoli to the pan and sprinkle with herbs; cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Garnish with pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
26g Fat
6g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Vitamin A 2742IU 55%
Vitamin C 68mg 76%
Vitamin D 21IU 5%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 66mcg 17%
Vitamin K 19mcg 16%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 660mg 14%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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