Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Skillet
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This creamy chicken broccoli and rice skillet is flavorful, filling and family-friendly! It's ready to go in just under 30 minutes!
Yield: 6-8 servings
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • ½ shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ lb. chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ c. milk
  • ½-3/4 c. chicken stock
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 c. cooked rice (brown, white or wild)
  • 1 large head (or 2 medium heads) broccoli, cut into florets and steamed
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. In a large saute pan or Dutch oven set over medium-low heat, add the butter. Cook chicken until tender, add the shallot and cook until translucent, then add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour, taking care to not let it brown. Whisk frequently for a minute or so, then pour in the milk and ½ cup of chicken broth. Turn the heat up to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly. Add the salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. The mixture should thicken up and turn into a nice creamy sauce.
  3. Add the rice, broccoli and half of the cheese. Stir to combine, then add the additional ¼ cup of chicken stock (if needed to thin it out). Top with remaining cheese, remove from heat and serve once the cheese has melted. Garnish with additional salt, pepper and paprika.
-This recipe only takes about 10 minutes of cooking time, but I've included extra time for cooking the rice and steaming the broccoli.

Recipe source: Life Made Simple
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