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Cheesy Chicken and Rice with Broccoli

This one dish dinner is perfect for crazy weeknights. Chicken, rice, carrots, and broccoli are always a hit with my kiddos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, one dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 532kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup grated cheddar


  • Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Add the olive oil to a large, deep skillet and heat until shimmering.
  • Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook, stirring often, until chicken is nearly cooked through and browned on the outside.
  • Add the rice, carrots, and garlic to the pan and stir to combine. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir well. Add the broccoli and cover the pan. Continue cooking for 10 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and the rice is tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the cheese on top of the rice mixture. Cover with a lid for 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.



Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5945IU | Vitamin C: 44.8mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 1.8mg