One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice is our GO TO simple weeknight meal the entire family loves. Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli is comfort food with none of the fuss. Creamy, easy, quick, and delicious!
One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Chicken and rice is a classic favorite, but now let’s take it to the next level!
This cheesy chicken and rice recipe is loaded with Velveeta cheese, broccoli, cauliflower, and an array of spices that really turn up the flavor on a tried and true classic casserole dish!
This beauty is made in just one skillet to easy your cooking chaos woes and lets you get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.
It doesn’t get much better than a good comfort food dish with that many perks. So, don’t miss out on a dinner you’ll love, and try this recipe now!
What Do I Need For A Chicken and Rice Casserole?
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- Salted butter
- Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- Chicken broth
- Ground black pepper
- Instant white rice
- Broccoli florets
- Cauliflower florets
- Velveeta cheese
How To Make This One Pot Chicken Recipe
This chicken and rice casserole is perfect for beginners. It allows you to get familiar with some basic cooking techniques without getting too crazy.
You just have to season the chicken with salt and pepper and add butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once melted, add the chicken and cook on each side, until fully browned and nearly cooked through. Remove the chicken and place on a foil tented plate to keep warm.
Next, add the soup, chicken broth, paprika, and pepper to the skillet and stir to combine. Stir in the rice, broccoli, and cauliflower and add the Velveeta cheese, stirring to melt. Once Velveeta is melted, return the chicken to the skillet and nestle in the rice. Cover and cook until fully done, serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks For Easy Skillet Dinner Cooking
- Make sure the skillet is big enough: Be sure your skillet is at least 12 inches. We’re going to be making the whole recipe in this one dish so any smaller and you’ll have overflow, and a huge mess to clean up.
- Prep ingredients before you start: To make the process go smoothly, I like to make sure all of my ingredients are prepped before I start doing any cooking on the stove. So make sure your chicken and veggies are all ready to go before you start adding anything to the skillet.
- Keep a close eye: Since this is a recipe that comes together so quickly, be sure not to leave the pan unattended for too long. Keep a close eye on the skillet to make sure nothing is cooking quicker than expected or burning.
How To Butterfly Chicken
Don’t let the fancy term scare you off. Butterflying chicken is actually really simple, you just take your chicken and cut it lengthwise. It’s essentially just a way to get two thinner chicken breasts instead of one big thick one.
If, you’re still a little iffy on how the process works, here’s a great video on How To Butterfly Chicken that will show you how it’s done.
Your Family Will Love This Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Whether you’re a family of 3, like us, or a family of 6 or more this recipe is perfect for you. It can easily be adjusted for more people and is great leftover if you’re serving it to less than 4 people.
Not to mention, it’s a great way to sneak in some veggies in a way that doesn’t make picky eaters cringe at the sight of them. Talke about a win-win situation!
Don’t Forget the After Dinner Dessert!
No dinner is complete without a little something to top of the night on a (sugar) high note. With a dinner that takes no time, that means you have more time to whip up a little something satisfy your sweet tooth.
I like to keep my desserts as simple as my dinners, so here are a few of my foolproof go tos for desserts everyone will love. Choose one or all 5 to make this week, I promise you won’t regret it!
- Homemade Brownies From Scratch
- Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies
- Blueberry Muffin Cheesecake Bars
- Best Snickerdoodles Recipe
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna
Life Is Crazy, But Dinners Don’t Have to Be
I know how hectic things can get which makes the thought of prepping dinner every night a daunting task. That’s why I love to keep things simple with my favorite chicken recipes that make prepping dinner a breeze.
Trust me, I’m no cooking expert, so if I can easily make these recipes, so can you!
Be sure to check out some of my recent favorites:
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Marinated Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are a unique and tasty taco recipe your entire family will love. Corn, chicken, and fresco cheese make these Marinated Chicken Tacos a family favorite.
Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken Recipe (Roasted Balsamic Chicken Thighs)
Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken is a tasty, easy, and simple sheet pan chicken recipe sure to please the entire family. This Balsamic Chicken Recipe is so juicy, tender, and unique. Love!
Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice (Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe)
Quinoa Fried Rice is a healthy version of the take-out favorite and an easy one pan dish that’s perfect for those busy weeknights.
Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe
Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast is the BEST Stuffed Chicken Recipe we have ever made! Tender chicken loaded with two types of cheese (goat cheese and mozzarella) and asparagus just can’t be beat.
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Chicken in White Wine Sauce (Creamy Chicken Dijon)
Chicken in White Wine Sauce is our favorite way to make Creamy Chicken Dijon! This amazing White Wine Sauce has 3 types of mustard and is sure to please.
One Pot Chicken Will Be Your New Best Friend
There’s nothing better than a recipe that doesn’t involve a million dishes to clean and is one of the reasons why I LOVE this recipe. It’s full of flavor, easy to make, and even easier to clean up.
Be sure to save this one from when you’re in a time crunch but still want an amazing homecooked meal. I know you’re going to drool over it just as much as my family and I do.
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Recipe
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise (butterflied)
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 10 ounces (1 can) Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 3/4 cups uncooked instant white rice
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup cauliflower florets
- 4 ounces velveeta cheese
- Season the chicken liberally on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Add butter to a large (12 inch) skillet over medium high heat. Once melted, add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until fully browned and nearly cooked through.
- Remove the chicken and place on a foil tented plate to keep warm.
- Add the soup, chicken broth, paprika, and pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine.
- Stir in the rice, broccoli, and cauliflower. Add the velveeta cheese, stirring to melt.
- Once Velveeta is melted, return the chicken to the skillet and nestle in the rice. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until internal temp on the chicken reaches 165F.
- Serve and enjoy!