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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice | One pot cheesy chicken broccoli rice is a quick & easy skillet dinner that is also gluten-free! Only a few simple ingredients and you have a delicious, cheesy, family-friendly skillet dinner. #onepotdinner #skilletdinnerrecipes #easydinnerrecipes #chickenrecipes
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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice is a quick & easy skillet dinner! Chicken, rice, broccoli, and shredded cheese cook up in one pot for a family favorite dinner.
Course Main Course
Keyword cheesy chicken broccoli rice, chicken broccoli, one pan recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 375kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati OR long-grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bag (12 oz) frozen steamable broccoli about 2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese

Instructions

  • In a 12-inch skillet pan (make sure it has a lid) heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the chunked, bite-sized chicken, and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is mostly non-pink in the middle. 
  • Add rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with lid, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is cooked. 
  • While rice and chicken is simmering, cook the microwaveable broccoli in the microwave following the instructions on package. Once done, chop up the broccoli into smaller pieces, if wanted. 
  • When rice is done cooking, add broccoli and 1 cup of the cheese into the skillet pan. Stir together. Top with the remaining 1 cup shredded cheese and cover with the lid. Let cook for about 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  • Serve immediately. 

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Notes

You can use long-grain white rice instead of the basmati. I just love basmati rice because it cooks up perfectly and is always no-fail. 
If you don't want to use the 12 oz bag of microwaveable broccoli, simply cook fresh broccoli in a pot, and then chop it and add it to the skillet pan. Using the microwaveable broccoli makes it so easy and quick. 
I like to drain some of the water/chicken juices that are in the pan after cooking the chicken. You don't have to, but I like to. 
If your chicken breasts are big then only use 2. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 1mg