An easy chicken dinner? Yes, please!
For my Baked Chicken, Broccoli & Rice, you can use chicken breasts or thighs (we used 2 pounds of chicken breasts!), one package of frozen broccoli, brown rice or white (we used brown) and one pot. Simple as that, friends! Enjoy!
This recipe serves four to six. If you do not have an oven-safe skillet or pan, then just transfer your mixture into a 9×13 baking dish before placing in the oven.
2 pounds of chicken (breasts, thighs or a combination), not frozen…I used three really large chicken breasts
salt and pepper (or a good chicken seasoning!)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 red onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 (9 oz) package of frozen broccoli florets
2 cups of uncooked rice (we used brown rice)
2 cups of chicken stock
1½ cups shredded Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Season your chicken with salt and pepper pretty liberally on both sides. Next, in a large (oven-safe pan), brown up your chicken over medium-high heat in a drizzle of EVOO. Brown each side 4 to 6 minutes. Once your chicken is browned, remove from pan to a plate for just a moment. Return to your hot skillet and add in another drizzle of EVOO along with your onion and a pinch more salt and pepper. Saute until onion becomes tender. Stir in your chopped garlic and frozen broccoli and saute just a few minutes. After that, add your chicken back into your pan followed by your rice and stock. Bring everything up to a boil. Once it’s bubbling, add your Swiss cheese down on top of your chicken and then pop your chicken and rice into the oven and bake about 20 minutes.
After about 20 minutes, remove your chicken, broccoli and rice from the oven and serve.
This recipe just screams weeknight to me!
Since our chicken breasts were so large, I just halved them and served everyone a little chicken, a little rice and a little broccoli. Dinner was done!