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This Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli is a delicious dinner all made in just one skillet. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Skillet

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup white long grain rice
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth plus extra, if needed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter


  • In a large oven-safe skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is golden on the outside, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in rice, heavy cream, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat, cover and cook until rice is tender (about 30 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  • When rice is tender, add broccoli, and 1½ cups of the cheddar cheese. Mix until combined and continue simmering until broccoli is tender and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper if needed and add more chicken broth if needed. (You want this mixture to be moist and more on the “wet” side.)
  • Heat broiler.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and melted butter, set aside. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup grated cheese over chicken & broccoli followed by the bread crumb mixture. Broil until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.