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One Pot Chicken and Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Keyword: one dish chicken and rice, one pot chicken and rice, one pot rice and chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 433kcal
Cost: $3.00 a serving


  • 1 lb chicken (chicken breast, chicken thighs, etc.)
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli (or one 12oz bag)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • other spices to taste


  • Cut your chicken into ~1 inch cubes
  • On medium heat, brown the cut chicken in a large pot (you may use a tbsp of oil if desired)
  • Once the chicken is browned, push it to the side of the pot using a spatula
  • In the grease of the chicken, toast the rice on the empty side of the pot for about a minute
  • Once the rice is toasted, pour in the chicken broth and stir it in until well-combined with the chicken and rice
  • Now bring the pot to a simmer and cover and cook for 24 minutes
  • After the dish has been cooking for 24 minutes, remove the lid and sprinkle the frozen broccoli on top
  • Mix the broccoli in and then cover the pot again and cook for another 6 minutes
  • Once the broccoli is cooked into the chicken and rice, mix in the shredded cheese and enjoy!


Add in diced onions and garlic when browning the chicken for extra flavor.