Roasted Chicken & Broccoli with Cheesy Rice Casserole

fresh ingredients

IN THE KIT

  • 12 oz
    chicken breast
  • 1 oz
    cream cheese
  • 6 oz
    shredded cheese
  • 6 oz
    jasmine rice
  • 6 oz
    broccoli florets
  • 2 oz
    garlic/onion blend
  • 1 oz
    house seasoning
  • 1 oz
    fresh parsley

NOT INCLUDED

Salt & Pepper

Olive oil 

 

Kitchen Items Needed

Medium ovenproof skillet with lid OR medium skillet & oven proof dish

Rimmed baking sheet

Aluminum foil

2 plates

Tongs

2 ½ cups water for every 6 oz of rice

Whisk

cook along

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Preheat oven to 450°F with racks in the upper and lower thirds;

Pat chicken dry; pound to an even ½-inch thickness. Season with house blend, set on plate;

Remove leaves from stems, roughly chop parsley .

1Sear Chicken

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium ovenproof  (or regular) skillet over medium-high. Add chicken, cook until browned for 3-4 minutes on both sides (chicken will not be cooked through). Transfer to a plate.

2Toast Rice

Heat drizzle of oil in same skillet over medium-high. Add garlic/onion blend, cook, stirring, until golden, 1–2 minutes. Add rice, cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes.

3Bake Rice Casserole

To skillet with rice, whisk in measured water, cream cheese, pinch of salt, pepper over high heat until cream cheese is melted. Remove from heat, cover, carefully transfer to lower oven rack. Bake until rice is tender & liquid is absorbed, about 17 minutes. *If using oven proof dish, transfer contents from skillet into oven proof dish, cover with aluminum foil & bake.

4Roast Broccoli & Chicken

Meanwhile, on a rimmed baking sheet, toss broccoli with drizzle of oil, season with a pinch of salt & pepper, slide to one side of the baking sheet. Roast on upper oven rack, about 5 minutes. Place chicken on other side of baking sheet, continue roasting until chicken is cooked through & broccoli is charred in spots, about 10-12 minutes.

5 Finish the Dish

Remove chicken, broccoli, rice from oven. Switch oven to broil. Uncover rice, scatter cheddar over top. Return to upper oven rack, broil until cheese is melted & browned in spots, 2–3 minutes (watch closely as broilers vary). 

6To Serve

Serve cheesy rice casserole with chicken & broccoli alongside, sprinkle with fresh parsley. Enjoy!