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Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet – Easy 15 Minute Recipe

If you are looking for an easy stove top chicken recipe with tons of flavor, you can’t go wrong with this broccoli cheese chicken and rice skillet dish.

It has just six ingredients and is easy as can be. It is on the table in less than 20 minutes!

One pot meals are a big hit at our house.  The flavors get a chance to develop as they are slowly added and the recipe is easy enough for beginning cooks. Win – win in my book!

But sometimes, I don’t have the time or don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking to develop those flavors. That is when semi home cooked meals come into play.

I use fresh ingredients in addition to meal starters to make a great tasting dish in just minutes. In this case it is a Campbell Oven Sauce mixture that is flavored with my own ingredients to give my family a real comfort food experience.Easy chicken broccoli skillet recipe with rice - ready in less than 20 minutes!

Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet

Broccoli is one of the favorite veggies in our house. I love using it in broccoli salads, main courses and soups. For today’s recipe, I’m making a delicious skillet recipe that features broccoli to add my freshness component.


Frozen mixed vegetables also adds some extra color to the dish.

The skillet sauce is already full of flavor but I’m also adding in some fresh cheddar cheese and some optional white wine.  

Doing this takes very extra cooking time and makes the dish extra creamy and flavorful.Wine and cheese with thyme

To make the recipe, you will need just 7 ingredients:

  • uncooked chicken thighs
  • Campbell skillet sauces – creamy Parmesan chicken flavor
  • fresh broccoli florets
  • frozen mixed vegetables
  • uncooked instant white rice
  • Cheddar cheese
  • white wine (optional)

rice skillet with chicken and broccoli

The recipe could not be easier to make.  Just cook the chicken thigh pieces until lightly browned, add the broccoli and then the remainder of the ingredients and stir in the cheese just before serving.

Cooking everything in one pot makes clean up a breeze!

chicken skillet with rice and broccoli

This makes a hearty and delicious meal for those weeknights when you are in a real hurry to get something on the table.

Serve with a side salad and some herbed garlic bread. Your family will ask for this again and again!

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Admin note: This broccoli chicken skillet recipe first appeared on the blog in October of 2013. I have updated the post to add all new photos, and a printable recipe card with nutrition.

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Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet

chicken skillet with rice and broccoli

If you are looking for an easy stove top chicken recipe with tons of flavor, you can't go wrong with this broccoli cheese chicken and rice skillet dish.  It has just six ingredients and is easy as can be. It is one of my favorite 30 minute meals.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 package (16 oz) uncooked chicken thighs, cut into pieces
  • 1 pkg (13 oz) Campbell skillet sauce - creamy chicken Parmesan flavor creamy skillet
  • 3/4 cup of frozen vegetables, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  • Cut the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and cook in a non stick skillet (you can spray it with Pam if you would like.)
  • Add the broccoli florets and continue cooking until they are al dente, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the skillte sauce and frozen vegetables and stir in the uncooked instant rice. If you want to add the wine, stir it in at this stage.
  • Just before serving, stir through the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Serve with garlic bread and a tossed salad.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 473mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 23g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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