Cheesy Chicken & Rice One Pan Dinner {Ready in 30 Minutes or Less}

Cheesy Chicken  and Rice One Pan Dinner – ready in 30 minutes or less | by @Letthebakingbgn | Let the Baking Begin

Cheesy Chicken & Rice One Pot Dinner {in 30 Minutes or less)

Lost somewhere between a risotto and a pilaf this quick dinner idea is always a hit. Your man will like it since it has meat in it, kids will like it because it’s cheesy, and you will love it because its quick, easy, delicious and leaves almost no dirty dishes behind. Weeknight dinners have to be fuss free and this one is just that.

Creamy Chicken Rice One Pan Dinner. by Let the Baking Begin 1-5
Cheesy Chicken & Rice One Pan Dinner

Yield: 2-4 portions


  • 1 chicken breast, cubed to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup rice, rinsed under running water until the water runs clear
  • 1/2 medium sized onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium sized carrot, shredded
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Stir together and add:

Add at the end:

  • 1/2 – 1 cup shredded cheese (Mozzarella, Gouda, Cheddar  or a combination of them. Any other good melting cheese you like will work as well)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped parsley and/or chives

How to Make Creamy Chicken Rice One Pan Dinner

  1. Heat couple tablespoons of olive oil in a non stick pan over high heat and brown the chicken pieces on all sides. Add the butter, onions, carrots and cook stirring often until the onion is translucent. Reduce heat to low-meadium and add the rice, minced garlic and stir.
  2. Combine the chicken broth or combination of hot water and the chicken bullion base with heavy cream and salt. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Pour the mixture over rice, cover with lid and cook for about 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese, freshly ground pepper and chopped parsley and/or chives. Taste and adjust the amount of seasoning. Serve hot right away.

Cheesy Chicken  and Rice One Pan Dinner – ready in 30 minutes or less | by @Letthebakingbgn | Let the Baking Begin

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  • Love one pan meals!! I’d go for a Large bowl of this deliciousness with some fresh garden cucumbers or pickles.. =)

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  • I’m all ears when it comes to 30 minute meals these days! Just made this but left out the cheese this time–turned out to be sooo yummy especially for the effort! Post more recipes like this, pleeeeease!

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