One Pot Chicken, Broccoli, & Rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ small yellow onion diced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked extra long grain white rice
  • cups fresh broccoli florets cut into bite sized pieces
  • cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté onions in two tablespoons butter over medium heat.
  3. Once onions soften, increase the heat to medium-high and add chicken.
  4. Slightly cook the chicken pieces and add the garlic. Cook for about 1 more minute. The chicken should not be all the way cooked at this point.
  5. Push chicken to one side of the pan and add the additional tablespoon of butter to other side of the pan.
  6. When butter has melted, add uncooked rice and saute it for a 2-3 minutes to start the cooking process.
  7. Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  8. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Cook mixture for about 12 minutes.
  9. Add the broccoli and stir to combine.
  10. Continue to cook covered another 8 minutes on low, or until broccoli and rice are both tender. If you find the all of your liquid is gone you can add about 1/4 cup or less of chicken broth if needed to finish the cooking process.
  11. Remove from heat and stir in half a cup of cheese.
  12. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover with a lid, letting it sit for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted.