This one pot lighter cheesy chicken rice and broccoli tastes like total comfort food in a bowl. Rice is cooked in a combination of chicken broth and milk to create a tender, creamy base for this recipe. Combined with tender chicken breast, broccoli florets, and a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheese, you'll never believe this recipe is lightened-up. This one pot rice dish is the perfect family-friendly meal.
Course dinner, lunch, main course
Keyword broccoli, cheese, one pot, rice
Prep Time 5 minutesminutes
Cook Time 30 minutesminutes
dutch oven or large pot
1tbsplight butterI use Land 'o Lakes with Canola Oil
olive oil spray
1.5cupsuncooked white rice
1bouillon cubechicken flavor; you can also use 2 cups of chicken broth
3cupsunsweetened almond milkor cashew milk
fresh cracked pepper
2cooked chicken breastsI used rotisserie chicken
3ozreduced fat cheddar
3ozreduced fat mozzarella
Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat.
Dice the onion and add it to the pot.
Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes until translucent and tender.
Mince the garlic and add it to the pot with the onion; sauté for 1 minute or until fragrant.
Add olive oil spray to the pot.
Add the uncooked rice to the pot.
Toss it around to get the flavor of the vegetables and butter. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes to get toasty, stirring often.
Dissolve the bouillon cube in the water.
Add the water with the bouillon and the milk to the rice, stir to combine.
Bring the liquid to a boil, then cover with the lid and reduce to medium.
Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the broccoli florets and return the lid.
Simmer for another 10 minutes, then uncover.
Taste the rice to make sure it is cooked and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
If the rice is still hard, add more liquid and continue cooking as needed/
Shred the chicken breast.
Add the shredded chicken breast, cheddar, mozzarella, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.