Sometimes a recipe becomes so basic to a family’s weekly meal plan that we don’t think of it as anything special. But then you go almost a year without it and you begin to crave it and realize how absolutely delicious and worth sharing it is. This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice recipe has been one of our favorites since we concocted it in college when it was considered a “special” meal since it included meat AND a vegetable. We have since upped the fancy ante by switching from canned chicken to grilled chicken and from frozen to fresh broccoli, but either way you make it this one pot meal is easy cheesy peasy deliciousness that tastes just as good warmed up as leftovers as it does hot from the pan.
2 packages Knorr Cheddar Broccoli Rice Sides
2 tablespoons butter/margarine
2 chicken breasts, cubed and grilled OR 1 can Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken
2 slices Kraft American Cheese
1-2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli, cut into smaller pieces
In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons butter, and package contents to a rapid boil. Stir, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 7 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and mix in cheese, chicken, and broccoli. Let stand about 2 minutes. Stir and serve.