Skillet Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: A Quick and Delicious Weeknight Meal

Are you in need of a simple, delicious meal that can be prepared in just 25 minutes? Look no further than this easy Skillet Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. Packed with flavor and perfect for busy weeknights, it’s a dish that the whole family will love.

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we understand that cooking from scratch isn’t always practical, especially during the hectic school year. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Knorr®, a trusted brand in the kitchen, to bring you this fantastic dinner solution.

Made with Knorr Chicken Broccoli Rice side dish, this casserole is a speedy and satisfying option. With just a few additional ingredients, you’ll have a warm and comforting meal on the table in no time. It’s the perfect example of fast comfort food.

Simple Ingredients for a Tasty Result

One of the best things about this recipe is that it comes together with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive Oil
  • Chicken
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Chicken Stock
  • Knorr Chicken Broccoli Rice Side Dish
  • Cheddar Cheese

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

How to Make Skillet Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Preparing this casserole is a breeze, even your kids could do it. Thanks to the convenience of Knorr® Side Dishes, dinner will be on the table in a flash. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sauté the chicken in a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the Knorr® Chicken Broccoli Rice Side Dish and chicken stock, bringing it to a boil.
  4. Add the broccoli, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 7 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the shredded cheese and enjoy!
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Enhancing Flavor with Chicken Stock

Fast dinners can sometimes lack depth of flavor, but here’s a solution: chicken stock. By cooking the rice in chicken stock instead of water, you’ll infuse it with a rich and savory taste. It’s a technique we love using in many of our favorite recipes, just like beef stock in our Philly Cheesesteak Casserole and chicken stock in our Turkey Noodle Casserole.

Tips for Cooking the Chicken Perfectly

To ensure that the chicken in this recipe is cooked to perfection, we have a handy technique. Instead of removing it from the skillet, simply cook it for 3 minutes while the rice cooks. This way, the chicken will be moist and tender without being overcooked.

Adding a Cheesy Finish

While the cheese in this recipe is optional, it adds a delicious touch at the end. As the casserole heats, the cheese will melt naturally, so there’s no need to turn the heat back on.

More Fast Dinner Ideas

If you’re looking for other quick and easy dinner ideas, we have some favorites to share:

  • One Pot Creamy Shrimp Pasta
  • Stir Fry Noodles
  • Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

If you try this Skillet Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole or any of our other recipes, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment and share your feedback. Happy cooking!

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