One-Pot Chicken & Broccoli Rice
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My kids will be going back to school in less than a month. In a way, I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine. However, I know that it will be much more BUSY! Olivia often works after school so I have to pick her up from school and take her to her job. Bridget has piano lessons once a week and swimming lesson. Then there’s hockey season…..
Needless to say, my schedule is going to be jammed full of activities. That’s fine with me. I just need to make the best use of my time. One way I do this is through simple recipes. I don’t have time to prepare gourmet meals every night. Dinner needs to be on the table quickly because many times, we have to eat and run.
One of my favourite kind of recipes to make on those busy weeknights are one-pot meals. Everything cooks in one pot so there is less to clean up as well. Plus, they normally don’t take long to prepare. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Rice is great for one-pot meals. This recipe for One-Pot Chicken & Broccoli Rice is so easy to make and is delicious! Even my broccoli hating hubby enjoys it.
If you prep your veggies the night before, you can save a bit of time during the busy dinner hour. It doesn’t take me long to chop an onion, chicken and broccoli. The longest part is waiting for the rice to cook (about 20 minutes).
I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They are reasonably priced at our local grocery store plus healthy and delicious! I think you could classify this meal as comfort food because it’s creamy, cheesy and filling.
Note – don’t use instant rice in this recipe or you’ll end up with mush! I use converted white rice that takes about 20 minutes to cook. The flavour of the chicken and broccoli permeates into the grains of rice leaving you with an amazing flavour in each bite.
Also, if you can’t find cream of broccoli soup, feel free to use another kind of cream based soup. Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken would also be tasty.
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How often do you make one-pot recipes?
One-Pot Chicken & Broccoli Rice
This recipe for One-Pot Chicken & Broccoli Rice is creamy, cheesy and filling. Get it on the table for your family in under 30 minutes!
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 broccoli, chopped
- 1 can Cream of Broccoli soup
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cups white rice, uncooked (not Instant rice)
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken breasts and saute for two minutes. Add in onion and garlic and continue to saute until chicken is cooked and onions are soft (about 6-8 minutes).
- Stir chicken broth, cream of broccoli soup, broccoli and rice and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked.
- Remove from heat and let stand five minutes, covered.
- Stir in cheddar cheese and serve hot.