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30 minute meal! 1 Pot Cheesy Chicken Rice & Broccoli
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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Rice and Broccoli

This quick and easy 1 pot meal is ready in 30 minutes! 


  • 1 1/2 pound chicken breast cut into one-inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked extra long grain white rice
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once shimmering, add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Season chicken with the salt and pepper and add to the pot. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until there is no more pink visible. 

  3. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

  4. Add the rice, chicken broth, and water. Cover with a lid and turn the heat down to low.

  5. Cook for 15 minutes stirring halfway through.

  6. After 15 minutes remove the lid, stir the broccoli in, cover again and cook for 7-8 more minutes until the rice is cooked and tender.

  7. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of cheese. Once stirred in, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cover for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Serve while warm.

Recipe Notes


You can swap out the white rice for brown or wild rice, you may need to adjust cooking times.