One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion minced
  • 2 carrots cut into coins (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. Chicken breast cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups extra long grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican shredded cheese divided


  1. Melt butter and olive oil in dutch oven
  2. Add onion, carrots, salt and pepper, cook for 3-5 minutes 
  3. Add chicken ad sear on all sides. Once chicken is lightly browned, add in rice and saute for 2-3 minutes, until lightly toasted
  4. Add the stock and deglaze the pan scraping up any bits that might have stuck to the bottom. When the stock comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes
  5. Uncover rice and stir in broccoli, lemon juice, 3/4 cup cheese, smooth everything out.
  6. Top with remaining cheddar, cover and cook another 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted and broccoli is tender 

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