This easy Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken & Rice Skillet is perfect for busy weeknights!
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Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken, and Rice Skillet

This easy Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken & Rice Skillet is perfect for busy weeknights!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Author: Julie Espy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 1 large chicken breast or 2 thin cut breasts, diced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 10.75 ounce can cream of chicken soup or broccoli cheese soup
  • 1 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup broccoli florets rough chopped
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers optional

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic. Cook for 1 minute stirring frequently. Add the chicken. Stir to combine. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice, milk, broth, and soup to the skillet. Stir to combine until the soup is broken up into the liquid.
  • Bring the liquid to a simmer. Stir, and then cover the skillet. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.. (If you don't have a lid for your skillet, it's okay. Just give the dish a stir a little more often.) Uncover and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through.
  • Add half the cheese and the broccoli to the skillet. Stir to combine. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes so that the cheese is melted and the broccoli is warmed but still has a little crunch.
  • Sprinkle the top of your dish with the remaining cheese (and cracker crumbs, if desired). Place your skillet under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese is melted (and crackers are golden).
  • Server immediately.

Notes

This dinner will be a on the creamy/runny side - see: not firm. If you prefer a thicker dish, use 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Add more broth as needed to keep the ingredients moist.