Chicken and Rice
With this delicious One Pot Chicken and Rice, not only will your whole family love it but it'll become one of your go to recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 people
- 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced I use jarred minced garlic
- 1 tsp kosher salt more to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 c long grain white rice uncooked
- 2 1/2 c chicken broth
- 2 1/2 c broccoli, fresh cut into bite size pieces
- 2 c shredded cheddar cheese I prefer mild cheddar cheese
Sauté onions in two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a medium- large pan.
Season bite sized pieces of chicken with salt and pepper.
Soften onions (should take a few minutes) and turn the heat to medium high, add chicken to pan.
Brown the chicken pieces in the pan. (about 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of your chicken pieces)
Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Move chicken to one side of the pan and add 1 more TBSP of olive oil to the other side.
Add the uncooked rice in the olive oil and saute it for a couple of minutes. This will toast the rice and give it more flavor.
Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
Once boiling, lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan with a lid.
Cook the covered chicken and rice mixture for about 12 minutes.
Distribute the broccoli evenly over the chicken and rice mixture and stir to combine.
Continue to cook covered another 8 minutes on low, or until broccoli and rice are both tender.
Remove from heat and stir in half a cup of cheese.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover with a lid, letting it sit for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Calories: 2612kcal | Carbohydrates: 175g | Protein: 175g | Fat: 132g | Saturated Fat: 56g | Cholesterol: 527mg | Sodium: 6493mg | Potassium: 3381mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3820IU | Vitamin C: 255.4mg | Calcium: 1870mg | Iron: 7.8mg