Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Skillet

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Skillet

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Skillet


4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper
  • 2 broccoli crowns, cut into small florets (about 2 cups)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the shallot and cook until it starts to soften, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and cook another minute.

  4. Add the chicken breast pieces and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. It does not need to be cooked through.

  5. Add the rice, chicken broth and milk; stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cover with a lid. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.

  7. Remove the lid, add the broccoli to the mixture, cover and cook another 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and broccoli is softened.

  8. Stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese, then sprinkle the remaining ½ cup on top. Cover and let the cheese melt for 1-2 more minutes. Serve and enjoy!

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.