This one-pan chicken-and-broccoli recipe comes out of the oven all browned, cheesy and bubbling like a casserole, but is really prepared more like a skillet meal on the stovetop. Serve with a crunchy green salad.

Robin Bashinsky
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into 1-inch cubes.

  • Whisk flour and 2/3 cup milk in a small bowl. Add the remaining 3 1/3 cups milk to the pan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in the flour-milk mixture. Return to a boil and cook, stirring often, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in rice and broccoli; return to a boil and cook until the broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken, cheese, salt and pepper. Sprinkle onions on top.

  • Transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until the casserole is browned and bubbling, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 30.8g; dietary fiber 1.7g; sugars 6.3g; fat 13.1g; saturated fat 5.1g; cholesterol 56.1mg; vitamin a iu 1265.4IU; vitamin c 25.1mg; folate 41.7mcg; calcium 468.1mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 32.2mg; potassium 403.7mg; sodium 413.2mg.

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
Pretty good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Tasty! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Horrible literally couldn t eat it. Followed the recipe other than rice. I used ten ounces instead of 18 and it was way too thick. Don t waste your money on this horrible dish. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I made it exactly as written, and it was VERY bland. I'd definitely have to tweak this to make it again - would most likely find another recipe, as I am always looking for chicken/broccoli combos. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family and I really enjoyed this dish! I did make a couple of changes though. Instead of extra sharp cheddar I used Cabot seriously sharp white sharp cheese and I cooked up 3 lbs of chicken (for left overs). I also used quinoa and brown rice instead of just brown rice (this is what I had on hand). Very good and will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yes yes yes! Could make this recipe a thousand times over. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The flavor was bland and the texture was unpleasantly mushy. Needs something other than 1/2 cup of fried onions to add texture. Read More