Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

Sometimes it takes a little camouflage to inspire our kids to eat healthy foods! That’s the idea behind this Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli recipe! The cheese makes a great camouflage:)

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Let’s make this Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli recipe!

Let’s make this Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli recipe

I’m pretty lucky that my son loves broccoli. He is actually a pretty good eater. My daughter, on the other hand, sniffs out all the good stuff and usually won’t eat it. We try to make her at least try everything but we still get the stinky face!

This recipe is fun because everything is covered in cheese!

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli
Here’s what you need!

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups Roast Chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 2 cups Broccoli, cut into bite sizes
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli
Let’s get cooking!

Directions in making Cheesy CHicken and broccoli recipe

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli
Saute onions, garlic, and chicken for a minute.

Step 1

After I sauteed the onions in the olive oil, I added the garlic and chicken just for another minute.

I really like using roast chicken for recipes like this. The chicken is already cooked and seasoned. All you have to do is break it apart from the bone and cut it into bite sizes. It just makes the process so much easier than using raw chicken.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli
Brown the rice then add chicken stock and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 2

Next, I browned the rice for just a few minutes using the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Then I added the chicken stock and brought it to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until the rice starts to soften.

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Add the broccoli and let it cook for 8 minutes more.

Step 3

The broccoli is next. Add it to the chicken and rice mixture, cover it back up, and cook for another 8 minutes on low.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli
Add the shredded cheese once the rice and broccoli are cooked.

Step 4

Once the broccoli and rice are tender, it’s time to add the cheese. I started with a layer of cheese and mixed it into the chicken, broccoli, and rice.

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Let the cheese melt, then serve warm!

Step 5

Then I added the remainder of the cheese to the top, covered for about 2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. You don’t need to put it back on the stove. The cheese will melt with the heat from the dish.

Once the cheese is melted, you are ready to serve.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

This cheesy chicken and broccoli recipe is the perfect all-in-one meal for the family! It's got veggies, chicken, cheese, and rice, all cooked in one pot! How awesome is that? Let's get cooking!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Roast Chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 2 cups Broccoli, cut into bite sizes
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a deep pot, heat oil and saute onion, garlic, and chicken.
  2. Next, added the rice to brown it, then add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes until the rice starts to soften.
  3. Add broccoli to the chicken and rice mixture, cover back up, and cook for another 8 minutes on low.
  4. Once rice and broccoli are cooked, turn off the heat and add the cheese.
  5. Let the cheese melt in the warm pot.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Have you tried our cheesy chicken and broccoli recipe? What did your family think?