One Pan Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This One Pan Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole can be thrown together in minutes, with minimal ingredients needed. It is such an easy dinner recipe that will become a family favorite meal!
Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Sarah Averett


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced {about 2 cloves}
  • 1 cup uncooked extra long grain rice rinsed
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 2.5 cups broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté until softened.
  3. Turn up heat to medium-high, salt and pepper chicken, then add chicken to pan.
  4. Cook chicken until no longer pink inside, then add garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add rice and chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 12 minutes.
  6. Stir the broccoli into the rice mixture, cover, and let simmer for another 8 minutes, or until broccoli and rice are both tender.
  7. Add 1/2 cup cheese to the rice mixture and stir until melted.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the dish and cover for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is fully melted.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from No. 2 Pencil.