Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake

Recipe Courtesy of Delish and RIAN HANDLER

We can’t get enough of this cheesy rice bake stuffed with chicken, broccoli, and cheddar. The brilliance of this dish isn’t just the flavor combo—it’s the fact that you’re making it all in one pan… one pan, people! We’re talkin’ weeknight dinner GOLD.

Courtesy of Delish and ETHAN CALABRESE

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 c. small yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. white rice

2 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth, divided

1 c. heavy cream

2 c. broccoli florets

1 c. shredded cheddar

1/4 c. panko bread crumbs

  1. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes more.
  2. Stir in rice, heavy cream, and 1 cup of the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, broccoli, and cheddar cheese and cook until broccoli is tender and cheese is melty, about 10 minutes. 
  3. Heat broiler. Sprinkle chicken mixture with bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Broil until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes.


Image Courtesy of ETHAN CALABRESE