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One Pan Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice

It doesn't get any easier than this One Pan Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice recipe. It serves 6 and costs $11.16 to make, that's just $1.86 per serving!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, chicken, one pan, rice
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 530kcal
Cost: $11.16


  • cutting board
  • paring knife
  • Large, deep, covered skillet
  • Wooden spoon


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small, bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 12 ounce bag fresh broccoli florets cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 8 ounces


  • In a large, deep skillet (at least 3 quarts) with a lid, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until chicken is almost cooked all the way through, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in broth and rice. Cover and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Quickly open lid evenly scatter broccoli over rice mixture (DON’T stir it in). Cook for 7 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle the top of the broccoli with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Stir broccoli and cheese into the rice until combined.
  • Top with remaining cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Cover and let the mixture cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1074mg | Potassium: 895mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 2mg