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 COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 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 recipe 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 to skillet. Bring to a boil.

    Step 4

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

    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 at the office, this recipe is a winner in every sense of the word.

If you’re all about simple, quick dinners 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 90 seconds 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 from Step 3 and omit the chicken from Step 4. Placing a fried egg on rice dishes will give your plate protein as well as additional textures and flavors. Go vegan by substituting a favorite plant-based protein variety, such as tofu or seitan. Find more meal ideas without meat in our Recipe section using all kinds of meat alternatives like this red beans and rice recipeIf you are looking for another yummy chicken and cheese recipe try our: cheesy chicken and rice recipe with broccoli.

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