30 Minute Cheesy Chicken Rice and Broccoli

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30 minute cheesy chicken rice and broccoli is so easy to put together and incredibly delicious. As with many of our recipes, most of the ingredients you will have right in your pantry. Another fantastic thing about the recipe is that it’s all done in one pan. What more can you ask for.

Once again, this recipe stemmed from a peek in the fridge and an overzealous mind. In other words, I came home one night, took a look at what I had in the fridge, and threw it together. The outcome was out of this world.

Believe me, it is a must try for your family and friends.

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30 Minute Cheesy Chicken Rice and Broccoli

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 420 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Imagine, coming home, grabbing a few things out of the fridge, and having dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Well, this cheesy chicken rice and broccoli is the answer. Your family and dinner guests will rave over it.



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  1. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the chicken in and season it with salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir and fry until cooked through. This should take 4 or 5 minutes. 

  2. Add in the onion and garlic. Stir and saute until fragrant.

  3. Put the rice in and stir. Pour the chicken stock in, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, put a lid on, and allow to simmer for about 12 minutes.

  4. Add the broccoli in ensuring it's evenly distributed. Toss, place the lid back on, and continue to cook over low heat for about 8 minutes.

  5. Turn off the heat, place in half a cup of cheese, and toss until incorporated.

  6. Spread the remaining cheese over the top, place the lid back on for about 2 minutes, and allow the cheese to melt.

  7. Serve and enjoy your cheesy chicken rice and broccoli.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 420kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 230mg77%
Sodium 320mg14%
Potassium 290mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 52g18%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 48g96%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


As I always say, alter the ingredients according to your liking.

I use long grain rice because I like the texture, but you can use the rice of your choice. 

Feel free to use the cheese of your choice.

Keywords: Chicken, 30 Minute Meals, Dinner Recipes, Chicken and Rice

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David Hood

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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