Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet

Keep things simple, delicious and cheesy for dinner tonight with this Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion


  • Loaded with chicken, rice, melty Cheddar and zesty Italian flavors, this hearty and delicious one-skillet meal is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

    Step 1

  • Heat dressing in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

    Step 2

  • Stir in broccoli, rice and broth. Bring to a boil; cover.

    Step 3

  • Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.

    Step 4

  • Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

    Step 5

  • Add tomatoes, cheese and green onions; Stir until blended.

    Recipe Tips

    Sprinkle with black pepper or a few dashes of hot pepper sauce for a spicy kick.

Perfectly Cheesy

It’s hard to go wrong with cheesy dishes! This Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet, made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice, tender chicken, zesty Italian dressing, broccoli and melty Cheddar is a delicious, hearty meal your family will love and is a great way to get picky eaters to eat their veggies!

This tasty dish is simple to make and a great option for those evenings when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. What’s more, the list of simple ingredients makes for stress-free preparation and you probably already have most of them in your kitchen. In just 5 steps and 30 minutes, you and your family can sit down to a tasty, home-cooked meal that they will love and request time and time again.

Cheddar Inspiration

Use some of the Cheddar you already have on hand in our meatless Taco Rice Skillet using your choice of Minute® Instant Brown Rice or Minute® Instant White Rice, taco seasoning and shredded cheese. Or, try a BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet made with all of your barbecue favorites! If you’ve got chicken breast, make your dinner into a chicken and rice recipe.

Try our cheesy chicken and rice casserole to stay on the cheesy train!

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