15 Minute Cheesy Chicken and Rice

This 15 Minute Cheesy Chicken and Rice skillet with fresh broccoli is a quick and delicious meal to take to the office or to make for dinner at home.

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15 Minute Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 13 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 13 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Our hassle-free, one-pan 15 Minute Cheesy Chicken and Rice dish is comforting, creamy and delicious. With crunchy broccoli and Minute® Instant White Rice, it’s a complete meal that’s cooked to perfection in minutes.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken; cover. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through (165°F). Remove chicken from skillet.

    Step 3

  • Add broth, and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • Stir in rice, broccoli and cheese. Top with chicken; cover. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Stir to combine.


    Recipe Tip

    Rather than cooking them whole, slice the chicken breasts into thin filets for a faster cook time.

Quick Cooking

This chicken, broccoli and rice skillet is a cheesy, creamy, quick and delicious meal that’s ready in just 15 minutes! Perfect as a quick dinner after a long day or, as a portable, hearty lunch to enjoy at the office, this recipe is a winner in every sense of the word.

If you’re all about simple dinners that come together quickly, we’ve got plenty of options to keep you going. Try these 5-minute Chicken and Brown Rice Burritos. Or, for endless possibilities, try our Ready to Serve Rice cups that are ready in 60 seconds to pair with any choice of mix-ins.

Time-Saving Tips

Even though this a super quick-cooking meal, there are always ways to reduce cook time. Instead of cooking whole chicken breasts in the pan, slice them into thin filets or smaller strips so that the heat is distributed more evenly.

Also, make sure to gather all the ingredients and utensils you’ll need before starting so you’re organized and can cook more efficiently and quickly.

To make this dish vegetarian, simply start at Step 3 and omit the chicken from Step 4. You can also go vegan by substituting a favorite plant-based protein, such as tofu or seitan.

Find more meatless meal ideas in our recipe section. To begin, try making our Microwave Egg Fried Riceand our Red Beans and Rice with vegetable instead of beef broth.

If you are looking for another tasty chicken and cheese recipe, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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