Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe

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  • Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe - Momtastic

    Your kids have just started school again, and you’re trying to catch up on everything you didn’t have time to do during the summer.  Everyone’s excited, exhausted, and very likely in desperate need of some truly delicious comfort food.  

    If you’re thinking there’s no time for comfort food today, think again.

    With the addition of Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing, this one-pot meal is the essence of comfort—it’s rich, creamy, hearty, and nutritious to boot!  This is the sort of meal that inevitably brings the family together to regroup and catch up after a long, busy day. 

    30-Minute Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe

    This one-pot fricassee recipe is the essence of comfort---it's rich, creamy, hearty, and nutritious to boot!

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    Servings: 6

    Ingredients:

    • Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing: ¾ cup
    • boneless skinless chicken breasts: 1½ to 2 pounds
    • yellow onion, thinly sliced : ⅔ cup
    • fresh thyme, washed, dried and finely chopped: 1½ tablespoons
    • peeled carrots, sliced thinly (about ⅛-inch slices): 1½ cups
    • red potatoes, washed, dried and diced (¼ to ½-inch dice): 2 ⅔ cup
    • button mushrooms, washed, dried and thinly sliced : 2 ⅔ cup
    • chicken stock: 1¾ cups
    • frozen peas, thawed: ¾ cup

    Directions:

    Step 1: Place the chicken breasts on a clean dry surface and cut them into bite-sized pieces.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe - Momtastic

    Step 2: Coat the bottom of a deep sauté pan or Dutch oven with olive oil and place it over medium-high heat.

    Step 3: Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the pan. Stirring occasionally, sauté just until it's cooked through but not yet browned, about 5 minutes.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe - Momtastic

    Step 4: Spoon the cooked chicken from the pan onto a large plate, cover with foil, and set aside.

    Step 5: Keeping the heat at medium-high, add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes.

    Step 6: Add the thyme and carrots, stir, and cook for about 2 minutes. Then add the potatoes, stir, and cook for another minute or so.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe - Momtastic

    Step 7: Cover the pot, turn the heat to medium-low and let the vegetables steam until they are softer, but not all the way cooked through, about 5 minutes.

    Step 8: Pour in the chicken stock, add the mushrooms and stir to blend. Cover the pot and simmer until the vegetables are fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe - Momtastic

    Step 9: Pour in the Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing, and add the peas and cooked chicken. Stir until the dressing is fully incorporated, bring to a simmer, and remove from the heat. (If you want the sauce to become thicker, before adding the chicken, continue to simmer for another 10 minutes or so.)

    Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken-Vegetable Fricassee Recipe - Momtastic

    Step 10: Serve!