One Pan Chicken and Rice with Broccoli


When it comes to weeknight dinners for the family, you really can’t go wrong with classic combinations like chicken and rice with broccoli. This one pot recipe combines all three with creamy sauce and melty cheese on top. It’s like a chicken rice casserole with broccoli but it’s made in a skillet!

Recipe Snapshot


30 minutes


6 servings


Melt butter or heat the oil in a large skillet. Add in the chopped onion. Cook the onion until it is just starting to brown a little bit.


Add in the cubed chicken. Spread it out in a single layer and then sprinkle it with the Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence, salt and pepper. Let the chicken cook, stirring only once or twice until browned in spots and mostly no longer pink.


Stir the long-grain rice and chicken broth and bring the combination to a simmer. Make sure it is just gently bubbling.


Remove the lid and stir in the chunks of cream cheese and thawed broccoli. Keep stirring until the cream cheese is completely melted into the rice.


Sprinkle cheese over the rice. Cover the skillet with the lid to allow the cheese to melt over low heat. Let the cheese melt completely. Once the cheese is melted, turn off the heat and allow the skillet to sit.



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