One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

This healthy One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made all in one skillet in just 30 minutes. Your family will love this easy dinner recipe!

This healthy One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made all in one skillet in just 30 minutes. Your family will love this easy dinner recipe!

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today! I’ve been holding on to this one for while, waiting to share it for 30 Minute Thursday once the back to school season was in full swing. Because by now I’m betting you’ll be especially grateful for an easy, family-friendly dinner recipe with minimal clean-up!

This recipe falls into two key categories: it’s made entirely in one pot, and it’s a 30 minute meal. Plus, this One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole has you covered nutritionally since it contains a lean protein, vegetable and whole grain.

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This healthy One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made all in one skillet in just 30 minutes. Your family will love this easy dinner recipe!

Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is a classic comfort food dish that I know many of you love. When I posted this slow cooker version, I never imagined how popular (or controversial) it would become. I still stand by that version and love it for its ease of preparation. And now I’m so glad to have a second easy, cheesy chicken, broccoli and rice casserole to add to my meal rotation.

I also highly recommend this One Pot Spanish Chickpea Chicken recipe for easy weeknight cooking!

This healthy One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made all in one skillet in just 30 minutes. Your family will love this easy dinner recipe!

Tips for making this One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole:

  • I like to stir a little plain Greek yogurt into the finished dish for extra creaminess. This is optional, which I’ve noted in the recipe below.
  • You’ll want to use a quick-cooking brown rice in this recipe, to make this a 30 minute meal (and ensure that the other ingredients don’t overcook while the rice cooks). I use this 10 minute brown rice.
  • You’ll need a large skillet with a lid to prepare this recipe. Mine is a 5 quart.

This healthy One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made all in one skillet in just 30 minutes. Your family will love this easy dinner recipe!

Thirty Minute Thursday

More 30 minute dinner recipes from friends:

Chicken and Spinach Pesto Quesadillas from Pumpkin ‘N Spice

One Pot Baked Ziti from The Recipe Rebel

One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta from Savory Nothings

Peanut Chicken Stir Fry from Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Chipotle Zucchini and Corn Tacos from Floating Kitchen

One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

This healthy One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made all in one skillet in just 30 minutes. Your family will love this easy dinner recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups quick cooking brown rice (look for one that cooks in 10 minutes, I used Minute brown rice)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14.5 ounce can (1 ¾ cups) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup low fat milk
  • ¼ cup plain low fat Greek yogurt*
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated cheddar cheese, divided

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large (5 quart) skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is slightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Chicken does not need to be cooked all the way through, as it will continue to cook with the rice.
  2. Add the rice, garlic powder, chicken broth, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to the skillet. Stir. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes more.
  3. Remove lid and reduce heat to low. Stir in the flour, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the Dijon and milk. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes until liquid is absorbed and broccoli is crisp-tender.
  4. Stir in the Greek yogurt and ½ cup of the cheese. Top with remaining cheese and serve.

*Greek yogurt is optional. It adds a little extra creaminess to the dish but feel free to leave it out.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 generous or 6 smaller servings, Serving Size: 1/5 recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 501 Calories
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 489mg
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 34g
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