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One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice

This one pot cheesy chicken and rice dish is so easy and will be a family favorite! 

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli and cheese rice, chicken rice and broccoli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 863 kcal
Author Charisse Yu


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion minced
  • 2 carrots cut into coins (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. Chicken breast cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups extra long grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican shredded cheese divided


  1. Melt butter and olive oil in dutch oven

  2. Add onion, carrots, salt and pepper, cook for 3-5 minutes 

  3. Add chicken ad sear on all sides. Once chicken is lightly browned, add in rice and saute for 2-3 minutes, until lightly toasted

  4. Add the stock and deglaze the pan scraping up any bits that might have stuck to the bottom. When the stock comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes

  5. Uncover rice and stir in broccoli, lemon juice, 3/4 cup cheese, smooth everything out.

  6. Top with remaining cheddar, cover and cook another 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted and broccoli is tender 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 863 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 1193mg50%
Potassium 1320mg38%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 5865IU117%
Vitamin C 57.5mg70%
Calcium 358mg36%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.