Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake Recipe

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This recipe was updated on March 24, 2021 (Published on May 28, 2017)

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake Recipe – We can’t get enough of this cheesy rice bake stuffed with chicken, broccoli, and cheddar. The brilliance of this dish isn’t just the flavor combo—it’s the fact that you’re making it all in one pan… one pan, people! We’re talkin’ weeknight dinner GOLD.

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake Recipe

  • Author: Arleena Young
  • Prep Time: 5 Mins
  • Cook Time: 30 Mins
  • Total Time: 35 Mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake Recipe – We can’t get enough of this cheesy rice bake stuffed with chicken, broccoli, and cheddar. The brilliance of this dish isn’t just the flavor combo—it’s the fact that you’re making it all in one pan… one pan, people! We’re talkin’ weeknight dinner GOLD.


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Ingredients

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 c. small yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c. white rice
2 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1 c. heavy cream
2 c. broccoli florets
1 c. shredded cheddar
1/4 c. panko bread crumbs


Instructions

  1. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes more.
  2. Stir in rice, heavy cream, and 1 cup of the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, broccoli, and cheddar cheese and cook until broccoli is tender and cheese is melty, about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat broiler. Sprinkle chicken mixture with bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Broil until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes.

Keywords: Chicken Recipes

Recipe by: Rian Handler

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