Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Keep things simple and delicious with our classic Cheesy Chicken and Rice made with Minute® Instant White Rice and loaded with your favorite broccoli and Cheddar combo.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • The classics are classic for a reason and this Cheesy Chicken and Rice dish is no exception! Loaded with broccoli, cream of chicken soup and melted Cheddar cheese, it will always be a favorite at the dinner table.

    Step 1

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

    Step 2

  • Add soup and water to skillet. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and broccoli. Top with chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Cover skillet and cook on low for 5 minutes, or until rice is tender and broccoli is cooked through.

    Recipe Tips
    To reduce the cook time, skip Step 1 and add 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken in place of the raw chicken breast.

    If you have leftover, roasted vegetables on hand, use 2 cups in place of the broccoli.

    For a different flavor profile, substitute cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup. Add in some fresh mushrooms, as well, to boost the mushroom flavor even more.

    Use up any leftovers from this dish to make a delicious Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup. Simply add chicken broth and a can of cream of chicken soup to your leftovers. Bring to a boil and serve.

Keep it Cheesy

Trying new things can be fun when you’ve got lots of time on your hands. But, after a long day of school, work or never-ending errands, complicated cooking that’s unfamiliar isn’t usually in the cards. That’s when the tried and true classics are the best way to go! Our quick and simple Cheesy Chicken and Rice made with Minute® Instant White Rice is always a delicious option for those long and hectic days.

With some dishes, you just can’t go wrong. This simple chicken and rice recipe is definitely one of them! You’re only 3 easy steps and 20 short minutes away from a hearty and complete meal that combines fluffy rice, tender chicken, broccoli florets and melty Cheddar cheese, cooked into creamy perfection with cream of chicken soup. It’s a delicious, easy meal that the whole family will crave time and time again!

Suit Yourself!

This type of recipe isn’t just quick and simple, it’s also easy to modify to suit different palates. If broccoli isn’t your favorite veggie, or you’d like to add some variety, try substituting it with one you prefer, such as cauliflower, spinach, red pepper or asparagus. Not enough cheese for your liking, as is? Add another half cup and make it extra cheesy, or mix in a dollop of sour cream for added creaminess. Try this dish different ways to discover which one you, and your family, love the best!