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30 Minute Cheesy Chicken Rice and Broccoli

chicken broccoli rice
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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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  • 2 tablespoons oil for frying
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (I use long grain, but you can use the rice of your choice.)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese (I use Tex Mex, but you can use the cheese of your choice.)
  • 2 medium stalks of broccoli, cut into florets
  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 420
% 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
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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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!