Spicy Ranch Chicken and Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bowl


  • 3 thin chicken breasts, sliced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Onion powder, to taste
  • Ranch seasoning, to taste
  • Frank’s RedHot sauce, a few shakes
  • 2 cups minute rice
  • 1 bag broccoli florets, steamed
  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • Milk, a couple of splashes
  • Additional pepper, to taste
  • Optional: chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Preheat the air fryer to 375ยฐF (190ยฐC).
    • In a bowl, combine sliced chicken breasts, salt, pepper, onion powder, ranch seasoning, and a few shakes of Frank’s RedHot sauce. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly.
    • Place the seasoned chicken in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes or until fully cooked and slightly crispy.
  2. Cook Rice and Broccoli:
    • While the chicken is cooking, prepare 2 cups of minute rice according to the package instructions.
    • Steam the broccoli florets in the microwave or using your preferred method.
  3. Prepare the Cheesy Sauce:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the cubed Velveeta cheese with a couple of splashes of milk.
    • Microwave for 1 minute, stir well, and then microwave for an additional minute or until the cheese is fully melted and smooth.
  4. Assemble the Bowl:
    • On each plate, start with a serving of cooked rice.
    • Top the rice with steamed broccoli and the air-fried spicy ranch chicken slices.
    • Pour the melted cheese sauce over the chicken and broccoli.
    • Add more pepper to taste and garnish with chopped green onions if desired.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the Spicy Ranch Chicken and Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bowl immediately.
    • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for lunch the next day.

This comforting and easy-to-make dish combines the heat of Frank’s RedHot, the zesty flavor of ranch seasoning, and the creamy goodness of melted Velveeta cheese to create a delightful meal that’s perfect for dinner and makes delicious leftovers for lunch.

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