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One-pot Chicken and Rice

One Pot Chicken and Rice

If you are looking for a healthy dinner recipe that requires zero cleanup and have a ton of flavor, try to make this one-pot chicken and rice recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: one pot chicken and rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Tammy Overhoff


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips this is about 2-3 small chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 12 ounce frozen steam in bag broccoli cooked
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • cup grated parmesan cheese you can also use grated romano cheese or a blend.
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning on the chicken. Set the chicken aside.
  • In a large saucepan heat 2 tablespoons olive over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked all the way through. There should be no pink in the middle and juices should run clear. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • In the same pan used for the chicken, heat another tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add in the chopped onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the chopped garlic to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes until it's fragrant.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  • Stir in cooked chicken and broccoli and cook for another 2-3 minutes until both are hot.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the rice, parmesan cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese to the pan. Stir until all the cheese is melted and all the ingredients are coated.
  • Taste for salt and pepper. Serve hot.



After you cook the frozen "steam in bag" broccoli according to the microwave directions make sure to drain the water before adding it to the recipe. 
You can substitute white rice for brown. You can also substitute quinoa or other grains for a 1:1 ratio.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g