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

Cheesy chicken and rice dinner in a pot with a wooden skillet.

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.

The best creamy chicken & rice one pan dinner in a bowl topped with fresh greens.


Cheesy Chicken & Rice One Pan Dinner

Yield: 2-4 portions

Ingredients:

  • chicken breast, cubed to 1-inch pieces
  • rice, rinsed under running water until the water runs clear
  • onion, diced
  • carrot, shredded
  • cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • Olive Oil
  • unsalted butter

Stir together and add:

Add at the end:

  • shredded cheese (Mozzarella, Gouda, Cheddar  or a combination of them. Any other good melting cheese you like will work as well)
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 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 in a black bowl topped with fresh greens.

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

A simple one-pan dinner with creamy rice, chicken, and
vegetables. A delicious rice casserole recipe made with chicken and cheese.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Chicken & Rice One Pan Dinner {Ready in 30 Minutes or Less}
Calories: 405 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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:

  • 3 cups hot chicken broth or 3 cups hot water + 1 Tbsp chicken bullion base
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Add at the end:
  • 1/2 – 1 cup shredded cheese Mozzarella, Gouda, Cheddar or any other good melting cheese you like
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped parsley and/or chives

Instructions

  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-medium 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.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken & Rice One Pan Dinner {Ready in 30 Minutes or Less}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1313mg57%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1986IU40%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Svitlana

    Made this dish today! It was very good, great recipe!

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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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  • Valentina @Valentina's Corner

    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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