Baked Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Baked Chicken, Broccoli & Rice

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.

Shopping List
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!

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 29, 2019 at 7:36 am

    This is perfect – I love chicken, I love broccoli and I love rice (I’m Chinese, after all, haha!) – makes sense to just bake them all together! So simple but delicious 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Reply Robin Waibel January 29, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I love your recipes (the Provolone lasagna is a staple at my house!) However, I am old school and like to print the recipes to put in sheet protectors to cook from. The last couple of times I have printed recipes from your site, I have had to cut and paste to a Word document. Am I missing something? Is there a print option straight from the site that I am missing? Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama January 29, 2019 at 8:37 am

      Hmmmmm…I’ll look into it!!

  • Reply Erika Slaughter January 29, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Does this taste like your broccoli and rice?? Because that was so darn good and I love you added the chicken!

  • Reply Addison January 29, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I love how simple and easy (yet delicious!) this dinner is. Perfect for busy weeknights!

  • Reply Alissa January 29, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Could I use quinoa instead of rice?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama January 29, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Yes!!

  • Reply mindy January 29, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Did you use Minute Rice or just regular? Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama January 29, 2019 at 10:30 am

      I use regular! Great question!

      • Reply mindy January 29, 2019 at 11:38 am

        Great–thanks!!

  • Reply Laci January 29, 2019 at 9:34 am

    This looks yummy!

  • Reply Katie January 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    This looks awesome and so easy… but I don’t normally eat cheese. Think it would cook up the same if I left the cheese off of this one?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 4:55 am

      Yes!! You can totally omit the cheese!

  • Reply Narci January 30, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Oh yum! This looks fantastic!

  • Reply Jaime January 30, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    do You think you could add other vegetables along with the broccoli? Like peas or red bell pepper? I am always looking for more ways to incorporate more veggies into my families diet.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama January 31, 2019 at 4:15 am

      Totally!!

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