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Weeknight Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Weeknight Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy chicken and rice, cheesy chicken and rice casserole, chicken, chicken and rice, chicken and rice bake, chicken and rice casserole, chicken and rice recipe, dinner, easy chicken and rice recipe, quick fix meal, rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275 kcal
Author Jenny Flake

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute carrots, celery, onions and garlic for 5 minutes until slightly softened. 

  2. Pour in chicken broth and stir in rice. Cover with lid and cook for 15 minutes or until rice is cooked and liquid gone. Stir and season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic salt and red pepper flakes.

  3.  Stir in chicken and parsley. Top with cheese and cover with lid to melt. Remove lid and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Weeknight Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 718mg 30%
Potassium 339mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 118.2%
Vitamin C 16.5%
Calcium 14.4%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.