A quick and delicious meal that is healthy and the family will love it. Cheesy, lemony, crunchy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Heat an oven-safe pot over medium-high heat; stir rice and 2 tablespoons oil together in the hot saucepan to coat the rice with oil. Pour hot water over the rice; bring to a boil and place a cover on the pot.

  • Bake rice in preheated oven until the water is absorbed and rice is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Place broccoli into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and season broccoli with salt and pepper.

  • Heat remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken to hot oil, season with garlic powder and onion powder. Saute chicken until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir onion into the chicken; continue cooking until onions are soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Spoon rice into the skillet; cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Stir broccoli into the rice mixture; sprinkle lemon zest and lemon juice over the mixture and stir. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; protein 42.7g 86% DV; carbohydrates 38.1g 12% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 100.7mg 34% DV; sodium 245.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
Very nice dish. I don't have a stove to oven covered pot so I cooked my rice on the stovetop.. used some basmati. This is a nice base recipe that can be customized by using different veggies and seasonings. Light and filling Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2020
So I made this recipe with the recommendations from others. Usually that makes a big difference in how the dish turns out. I made the rice separately and used spinach in stead of the broccoli. Unfortunately after cooking the chicken (which never browned at all) I added the ingredients as specified even adding some extra garlic and onion powder but the flavor just never amounted to much. You could just barely sense a lemon flavor. The recipe is easy to make but bland. I may try it again working to improve the flavor with spices, real garlic and shredded Parmesan cheese. Read More
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
Very nice dish. I don't have a stove to oven covered pot so I cooked my rice on the stovetop.. used some basmati. This is a nice base recipe that can be customized by using different veggies and seasonings. Light and filling Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2015
Skip the oven cooked rice part and just do it on the stove top or in a rice cooker. I opted to use fresh broccoli because it was in season and I happened to have boatloads of it, but I did not cook it as long as the instructions said as I wanted my broccoli to be al dente (that's just how I prefer it) and I knew that if I cooked it for a lengthy time it would go gray on me and no thanks to that. As mentioned by other users, this recipe is great as a base recipe and stands up to being customized. I have made it a couple of times now, and even topped some leftovers with a fried egg & Tabasco sauce, very very good. I am guessing that if you made a big batch of this you could top it off with some sour cream and cheddar for a casserole treatment. Like I said... good base to work from so 4 stars. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2015
Simple, easy and delicious! I made the rice in the traditional way. Served the dish with a lettuce, tomatoes and avocado salad with olive oil and white wine vinegar. It matched great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2016
It was good! I feel like there were a lot of unnecessary steps, though. I felt I could just put thawed broccoli in with the chicken to cook instead of doing the whole steaming thing. I'd also have more lemon juice - it wasn't very lemony! Still very tasty though and I'd make it again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
My family loved it! I cooked the onion separately to get the flavor our andadded sweet baby peppers & strips of ginger! It was sooo good! I didn't mix the rice with the dish because it's kind of like a fried rice. Thank you for sharing =) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2015
Made this tonight for my family and it got 4 thumbs up. My usual pot for rice did not have a lid that was oven safe for this high so I just cooked it completely on the stovetop (simmer on medium for the time directed above worked for me). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2018
It was as easy as they said and it doesn't require a lot of ingredients Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2015
This is good. I would add salt and pepper for more seasoning next time. While the chicken was cooking I made the rice in a cooker and used microwaveable bag of broccoli. Easy and quick. Thanks! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2019
I made this as written except I used Risotto because I didn't have any regular rice and I added a lot more broccoli. It was good as written and I was able to have a couple of servings left over for lunches. When I reheated it the next day I added in some minced garlic and wow was that good! I will for sure make this again and will add "lots" of garlic and maybe even some red pepper to add color and flavor. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2020
So I made this recipe with the recommendations from others. Usually that makes a big difference in how the dish turns out. I made the rice separately and used spinach in stead of the broccoli. Unfortunately after cooking the chicken (which never browned at all) I added the ingredients as specified even adding some extra garlic and onion powder but the flavor just never amounted to much. You could just barely sense a lemon flavor. The recipe is easy to make but bland. I may try it again working to improve the flavor with spices, real garlic and shredded Parmesan cheese. Read More