I’m all about trying new things because eating the same shit day after day gets old fast. While I was busy pinning some things, I found this Pinterest recipe for cheesy chicken broccoli and rice.

At first, I was nervous about making it because of the onion and garlic. I love garlic but I’ve never used it in a dish like this. Well, I’m so glad I was adventurous because this was absolutely delicious.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c. red onion, diced
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 c. long grain brown rice
  • 2½ c. broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 2½ c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c. finely shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and petter.
  2. Once onions soften, increase the heat to medium high and add chicken to the pan.
  3. Brown chicken and add garlic. Cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Push chicken to one side and add additional tablespoon of olive oil to the other side.
  5. Add uncooked rice to the olive oil and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover.
  7. Cook chicken and rice, covered, for 12 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle broccoli evenly over the mixture and stir to combine.
  9. Cook covered another 8 minutes on low, or until broccoli and rice are tender.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in half a cup of cheese.
  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover with lid, let sit 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 413.6 Fat: 25.2 Saturated fat: 11.7 Carbohydrates: 14.7 Sugar: 1 Sodium: 885.2 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 30.2 Cholesterol: 96

This recipe was adapted from Christy Denney.

My Thoughts

I know it may not look like much (some people actually told me it looked like it was regurgitated), but, trust me, it was GOOD! If you’re looking for a quick recipe that’s filling and delicious, this is the one!