This one-pan meal should be a part of every dinner rotation. Filled with juicy chicken, cheese and packed with delicious vegetables, this recipe is perfect for the whole family. It is easy, healthy and done in 35 minutes!
As the mother of two little boys, one of them with special needs, I can tell you that there have been many days that have left my head spinning. But I have never…not ever…had a day like today. I wish I could erase it from my memory. The promise of a new day always helps, but all I want to do is cry. And eat. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
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I knew this recipe was going to be good, but I was honestly surprised at JUST how good it was! Dan and I did not let a single morsel go to waste. Add this one to your weeknight dinner rotation!
Here’s to a better day tomorrow! Thank you for reading.
Enjoy the recipe!
Other easy dinners you may enjoy: Ramen with Chicken and Veggies, Easy Chicken Pot Pie and Grilled Chicken and Veggies!
Easy One Pan Chicken Broccoli Rice Skillet
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped (optional)
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 3-4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat a skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add the chicken, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Remove the cooked meat from the skillet and set aside. Drain the skillet and place it back on the burner.
- Add the olive oil, green onions, garlic and jalapeño peppers (if using). Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until veggies are soft and fragrant. Add rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to Low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- At the 7-9-minute mark, add the broccoli and re-cover. Stir after 15 minutes of simmering, add the cooked chicken and cheese and re-cover for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm!
Well, first off, this recipe is delicious. I use turkey and brown rice for everything and it worked great with this recipe. I had to double it because everyone wanted more! Thanks for a great recipe! I don't have anything specific to share except that I've been struggling mightily this past year – lots of change, tons of stress. But I am continually reminded of who is in control, and that all things WILL work together for those who love Him! Hang in there!
I love your blog and your wonderful, family friendly recipes! Thanks so much for sharing your heart. Blessings to you!!!
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
Something good for me, I just ate a white chocolate Justin white chocolate peanut butter cup for the first time and all felt good in the world, I forgot about my grandfather's cancer for a minute and was able to stop the tears. Another good thing that happened to me and maybe may help you? Is to accept the bad, I did, not that it made me happy, but it kind of did, it allows me to be happy on the side, and I am happy that I don't always have control over the good and the bad in my life, because all these moment eventually lead to something good, you can only appreciate the happiness when you experienced deep sadness.
Something good for me, my peonies in my garden are just about to open up. They are just such beautiful flowers. They look amazing in a simple vase on the dining room table. I hope your bad day is now just a memory for you & things have improved.
You're absolutely one of the smartest, most loving, most beautiful and always faithful women I know! YOU ARE A TERRIFIC MOM! …and you have unique (ha!) and BEAUTIFUL kids. God has a plan! LOVE YOU!!
As a registered nurse in a busy hospital in Australia, we have some days that are utter disasters – but some days we have miracles. This week we had someone who has been gravely ill finally turn the corner. Prognosis looking good! :)I sincerely hope your week gets better!! <3
May God bless you and your family. Try to always remember that He is always with you in everything. Feel Him within your life, never give up because He is there with you when you think He is not. I have said a prayer for God to be with you and your family especially your special needs child and you, please accept it as having been received and working in your life. In Christian Love, AJ
Bummer. Hope things get better for you soon. Something good for me: my dog's biospy results came back as NOT CANCER. (Too bad it still needs to be removed…)
Sitting on the front porch of my WWII vet friends house & hearing his 95 year old stories. LOVE days I can sit & relax with him.
"It is what it is" His favorite expression when I complain or he tells me a sad story. It's become my saying also.
Hang in there 🙂
Awwwww….take a deep breath and call Gramma! That's why God made Grammies….and if you don't have one to call, call me! I am experienced! 🙂 I didn't have any relatives in the same state when my 3 guys were growing up-but we are very present in our grands' lives, and we have rescued Mommy and Daddy more than once!
Ok…happy comment….I am getting to plan our first trip to Italy-not going for another 16 months, but planning is half the fun-and boy am I having fun!
Hugs to you,