Creamy Chicken Rice and Broccoli


This creamy chicken rice and broccoli recipe is cooked in a skillet which saves you time and dishes. So there's no need to heat up the over (or your house) to prepare this meal.

This is what I call a semi-homemade recipe as it uses a can of chicken soup. If you are up to it, and prefer it, just make your own creamy chicken mixture to use instead.

Chicken breast recipes are great. Chicken breast (skinless of course) as an ingredient is even more great now that Weight Watchers has put this on the zero points FreeStyle list of foods.

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Creamy Chicken Rice Skillet Recipe

If you are not counting points but other nutritional information, not to worry. Below are not only the list of ingredients, directions and WW points, but lots of nutrition details also.

Recipe Type:

Main Dish, Chicken

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast, skinless cut into cubes
  • 1 can 10.75-oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Skim milk
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup (uncooked) brown rice
  • 1/2 cup Low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and cook covered about 4 minutes each side or until completely cooked.
  3. Remove chicken from the skillet.
  4. Add soup, chicken broth and skim milk to skillet.
  5. Stir to mix and bring to a boil.
  6. Stir in rice, cover and lower heat. Let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Add chicken and recover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  8. Turn off skillet, add cheese and cover.
  9. Steam broccoli (or used frozen and cook as directed).
  10. Top with broccoli and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts below are per serving. The number of servings in this creamy chicken rice meal is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 287
Total Fat 11.1g
      Sat Fat 2.7g
Cholesterol 48.1mg
Sodium 940.0mg
Total Carbohydrates 23.7g
      Fiber 2.8g
      Sugar 4.6g
Protein 23.3g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
6 pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
7 pts
Points
Plus:
6 pts
Original
Points:
5 pts

The nutrition for the chicken breast and brocolli are not included in the Freestyle SmartPoints calculation. Broccoli is not included for other WW points.

Tips

You can use instant rice and cook in the microwave. Just add it to the skillet along with the chicken for the last few minutes of simmering.

Here's another chicken and rice skillet recipe that we've tried from Kraft Recipes...it's good.



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