one pot creamy chicken and broccoli

One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli

A new spin on a nostalgic casserole that’s still super easy to make in just one pot. No need for the canned soup, simply using rice cooked in milk created enough of a binder to hold all the ingredients together. Make it even easier by buying pre-shredded chicken.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 12 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


Melt butter in large shallow straight-sided oven-safe pan, such as cast iron 3.5 or 4-quart braiser. Add onion and cook just until soft. Add garlic and stir until combined. Stir rice into pot and sauté for one minute. Gradually stir in 2 cups milk, followed by chicken broth. Bring up to a low simmer, stir and cover with lid, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick or boil over, about 15 minutes, adding additional 1/2 cup of milk if needed. Once rice mixture is cooked, stir in shredded chicken, broccoli florets and seasoning until well combined. Add in half of the cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat and top with remaining cheese. Place pan in oven and broil for about 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted. Serve immediately.


Ease: Easy

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