Looks good right? It was unfortunately bland. I’ll fill you on with what I plan to try next time. Found this one on Pinterest here http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/10/one-pan-cheesy-chicken-broccoli-rice.html. Note to self: I love the name of her site!!!!!
For this one I started by prepping everything first. I diced 1/2 a yellow onion, cut 1 lb of chicken breasts into bite size chunks, minced 2 cloves of garlic, cut up 2 1/2 C of broccoli into florets, shredded 2 C cheddar cheese (next time I will do more), and grabbed 2 C chicken broth, salt, 1 C extra long grain rice (uncooked) and olive oil. Now I am ready to start my 1 pan wonder. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté. While that is working, salt and pepper your chicken pieces (I would probably add onion powder and garlic powder to the chicken to give it more flavor). Once the onions are soft, add the chicken and bring the heat to medium high. Stir around till chicken is browned on all sides, then add garlic and stir around for about 1 minute. Scooch the chicken and such to one side of the pan (did you like my super technical term there?), add last tbsp. of olive oil to the open side, then add 1 C uncooked rice. Sautee the rice for a couple minutes in the oil. Then add the 2 C of chicken broth, stir it all together, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, then cover and cook about 12 minutes. Once that is done, add the broccoli and stir it in, then return the lid and continue cooking another 8 minutes. Remove from heat, add 1/2 C cheese (I would do a full cup next time), and stir it in. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top (I would do more than what she calls for here also, so that I could get a nice solid covering), cover and let sit for 1-2 minutes, or till cheese is melted.
Serve it up and enjoy! The sections with the most cheese were the best, which is why we would add more cheese next time. We would have also liked some sort of bread, roll, or something to go with it, but that’s not their fault, that was mine.