Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie “Rice”

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Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie “Rice” made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It’s so fast and easy to make!

Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice" made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It's so fast and easy to make!Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie “Rice”

I whipped this up for dinner the other night and my daughter loved it!  I knew I had to share. More cauliflower rice recipes you may like are Skillet Cauliflower “Arroz” con Pollo, Skillet Taco Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani, and King Crab Cauliflower Fried Rice.

When I was a kid I hated broccoli until I tried it with cheese, then I was hooked and used to eat it every time we had leftover broccoli. As an adult, I still love the combination. This dish took less than fifteen minutes to make. I had a bag of this frozen broccoli-cauliflower riced veggies from Green Giant, and some chicken and I knew this would be a winning combo. This would work fine with any type of riced veggie, although I personally think the broccoli made the dish. If you can’t find riced broccoli or cauliflower, you can also make it yourself by pulsing peeled broccoli stems and cauliflower florets in small batches in a food processor until is resembles rice. You can easily double this for four and make it in a larger skillet.

Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice" made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It's so fast and easy to make!

Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice" made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It's so fast and easy to make!
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Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice"

263 Cals 35 Protein 11 Carbs 9 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice" made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It's so fast and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed small
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower and broccoli, I used Green Giant Riced Cauliflower Broccoli
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar

Instructions

  • Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, garlic powder and black pepper, to taste.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. When hot add 1/2 teaspoon oil and add half of the chicken.
  • Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until no longer pink in the center and browned on the edges. Set aside.
  • Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of oil, onion and garlic and cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, until soft. Add the riced vegetables (frozen), 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook 5 to 6 minutes, until heated through.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet, top with the cheese and cover.
  • Cook low heat until the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 485mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3.5g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: broccoli cauliflower rice, cauliflower rice recipes, cheesy chicken and rice, riced veggies, vegetable rice recipe

Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice" made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It's so fast and easy to make!

Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Veggie "Rice" made with riced broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed chicken and cheddar cheese. It's so fast and easy to make!

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131 comments

  1. This was a great easy recipe. I added regular broccoli floretts.

  2. Very easy and tasty. I was in a funk tonight, no plan for dinner other than we had chicken breast and broccoli that needed to be used (that I manually “riced”). It comes together pretty quickly and we liked it. 

  3. Made this for dinner tonight and it was a nice quick meal. I had broccoli on the verge of death but riced it and it was quite tasty. I also added a bit of extra seasoning but would definitely make this again for a quick bite! 

    • Loved this ! Had some broccoli in the fridge that was on life support, this was perfect. I used rice cauliflower and finely chopped florets, added broth and a touch of cream to make it a soup. Perfect after hours of shoveling snow today. More cauliflower rice recipes please!

  4. Amazing!! I have never been so happy that I doubled a new recipe. LOL. Even my steak and potatoes husband loved it!

  5. Can this be microwaved.  If so what are the cooking instructions?

  6. Nice and easy especially with rotisserie chicken. Not as healthy as making own chicken and I will do that next time. I did really like this and kept the seasonings what called for except for addition of a Penzey spice that is new that I am hooked on called Justice–it is a shallot, garlic, peppercorn etc blend. It makes anything good. I had 12 ounces pre cooked chicken so doubled the rice and onion. I added more cheddar to my husbands portion but kept mine with minimal. We both liked it a lot.

  7. Very good and very easy to make.  I used chicken breast that had been cooked in a slow cooker, so it was super easy.  I had the points so I did add an extra 1/3 cup cheese.  

  8. This is so yummy! So simple and yet so tasty! The boyfriend at home loved it, and made it again the next week as a meal prep for work. Used different frozen riced cauliflower mixed and still tasted amazing. This is definitely a weekly recipe!

  9. Super easy and tasty.  I added very thinly sliced jalapeños to the top for some spice.  My hubby loved it!

  10. Genius. So easy, and tasty- Perfect for a quick dinner for the kids on a busy night! Thank you!

  11. So easy and so yummy. My store did not have the riced broccoli and cauliflower so I just bought frozen broccoli and frozen cauliflower pieces and put them in my Ninja to “rice” them. Easy substitution.

  12. It says 3points for freestyle but then it says+:7. What does that mean? I am new to Ww just need lots of help. Thank you

  13. Made this tonight for myself and my 1 year old and we both really enjoyed it. Will for sure make again. Thanks!

  14. I thought that this was pretty good for a low carb quick meal. I love the rice cauliflower variations, so I thought that I’d try it. It needed some extra seasoning and that wasn’t an issue.  I actually used a southern poultry seasoning, lots of salt, pepper and garlic.  It was just a little dry. I read another review and added some reduced fat cream cheese and that did the trick. I have enough left over for lunch tomorrow!  Thanks for sharing your recipes.  I read your blog each time an email comes with another recipe.  I try many of them and have enjoyed them all. Keep up the good work for us!  

  15. This was very good! Even my husband who is so picky about veggies liked it!