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Creamy Chicken Rice and Broccoli Skillet
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Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Skillet Recipe

This creamy chicken broccoli and rice skillet is flavorful, filling and family-friendly! It's ready to go in just under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups cooked rice (brown, white or wild)
  • 1 large head (or 2 medium) broccoli cut into florets and steamed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

-This recipe only takes about 10 minutes of cooking time, but I've included extra time for cooking the rice and steaming the broccoli.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1207IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 2mg