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One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice in a large pot

One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Jennie Duncan
Easy One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice makes the perfect dinner idea with little clean up after! A hearty and filling one-pot meal, that is full of flavor and amazing cheesy goodness!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 414 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth (divided)
  • 12 oz frozen broccoli
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Melt butter in a large pot add chicken, seasoning with salt and pepper, and cook through. Add garlic and continue to cook for 30 more seconds. 
  • Add 2 ½ cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add rice and reduce heat. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add frozen broccoli and remaining 1 cup of broth. Cook on low and covered for an additional 5 minutes or until broccoli and rice is tender.
  • Mix in 1 cup of cheese and let sit off the heat and covered for 5 minutes.
  • Top with remaining cheese let it melt then serve.


Tips for making a good one-pot meal:

Tip 1:
Make sure any meats used are cut small enough to cook through. For food safety purposes you want to make sure the meat is cooked before adding rice or noodles to a one-pot meal.
Tip 2:
Use Instant Rice. I only cooked mine for about 5 minutes, before the rice was almost ready. Instant rice is quicker for a meal like this.


Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 37gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1034mgPotassium: 745mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 940IUVitamin C: 62mgCalcium: 319mgIron: 2mg
Keyword One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice
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