If you like broccoli & cheese soup, you will LOVE this Cheesy Chicken Rice with Broccoli and Bacon! It’s like chicken and rice casserole made in a skillet.
Cheesy Chicken Rice with Broccoli and Bacon
This colorful cheesy chicken and rice recipe is PACKED with flavor. It tastes like creamy broccoli cheese soup, but with a few extra delicious ingredients added, like chicken, bacon, and spicy tomatoes. You seriously can’t go wrong with that combo.
If you’re looking for a chicken and rice casserole, this chicken and rice recipe is similar in flavor and texture, but it’s made faster in a skillet on the stove. You don’t have to bake it! It’s perfect for families because it’s delicious enough for pick eaters and easy enough for a fast weeknight meal. Try it ASAP!!
Cheesy Chicken Rice Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Bacon — I chose to go with Turkey bacon this time. Give it a try if you’re looking to cut back on fat and calories. Or feel free to use the real stuff. You can also simplify this recipe even more by using pre-cooked bacon (real or Turkey). I’ve done it both ways depending on what I have on hand.
- Chicken Broth
- Broccoli Florets
- Extra Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese — Make sure to keep an eye out for extra sharp cheddar so the cheesy flavor will really shine through in this dish.
- Diced Onions — I used the frozen, diced onions in a bag found in the freezer section of the grocery store.
- Chicken — This is a great recipe for boneless skinless chicken breasts, but you could certainly use pre-cooked chicken or a rotisserie chicken as well.
- Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles
How To Make Cheesy Chicken Rice
Get started by dicing the bacon.
Add the bacon to a very large skillet or dutch oven and turn the heat to medium-high. Cook the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, dice the raw chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Cheesy Chicken Rice Tip
Now would be a good time to start the rice. I’ve been using the rice recipe at the bottom of this post for YEARS. Makes light, fluffy, delicious rice — works perfect every single time!
When the bacon is crisp, use a slotted spoon to remove to a plate.
Since I used turkey bacon, I didn’t have enough grease left in the pan to cook the chicken, so I added a little butter and olive oil, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan.
Add the chicken in a single layer and cook on one side for two and a half minutes.
Flip the chicken to the other side (as best you can) and cook for another two and half minutes.
Five minute chicken! Done! Add the chicken to the plate with the bacon.
This time I had enough butter and olive oil left in the pan, so go ahead and add the diced onions…
And top with the broccoli. If you have picky eaters you may want to give the broccoli a rough chop before adding it just to make the pieces smaller and blend in easier.
Cook, stirring occasionally until broccoli is tender and onions are brown and caramelized, about 10 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly until just fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Then add in the tomatoes…
And by now your rice should be done, so add it to the skillet along with the chicken, bacon, and any juices that may have accumulated on the plate. Stir all to combine, then reduce heat to low to keep warm.
Now for our creamy cheese sauce. Add butter to the bottom of a small saucepan over medium heat, I used the same pan I cooked my rice in.
When the butter is just melted…
Add an equal amount of flour…
And whisk (or stir with a fork) until just combined.
Pour in the chicken broth (You could also use milk if you don’t have chicken broth) and turn the heat to high and cook until it starts to thicken and bubble.
Now remove the sauce from the heat and add in the shredded cheese and plenty of salt and pepper to taste. I like to use 1/2 teaspoon each.
Stir until the cheese is melted, then pour the cheese sauce all over the skillet. Stir to combine.
This cheesy chicken and rice recipe is one of our favorites! Broccoli and cheese were made to go together.Print
Cheesy Chicken Rice with Broccoli and Bacon
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 5 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove
- Cuisine: Spanish
If you like broccoli & cheese soup, you will LOVE this Cheesy Chicken Rice with Broccoli and Bacon! It’s like chicken and rice casserole made in a skillet.
- 8 slices bacon, diced
- 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 12 oz (about 4 cups) broccoli florets, roughly chopped into small, bite-sized pieces
- 2–4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (10-oz) cans Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
For the rice
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the cheese sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup chicken broth (or milk)
- 1 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
- Add the diced bacon to a very large skillet or dutch oven and turn heat to medium high. Cook the bacon until crisp, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
- When the bacon is crisp, use a slotted spoon to remove to a plate. If needed to grease the bottom of the pan, add butter and olive oil to the skillet. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook for five minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove the chicken to the plate with the bacon.
For the rice
- Add the rice, water, and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 14 minutes. When done, remove from heat.
- Meanwhile, add the onion and broccoli to the skillet where you cooked the bacon and chicken. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until broccoli is tender and onions are brown and caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add in minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Top with tomatoes, rice, chicken and bacon and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low to keep warm.
For the sauce
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan and whisk in the flour until just combined. Add in the chicken broth and stir well. Increase heat to high and cook until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and add in cheese and salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted, then pour in the skillet with the chicken and rice. Stir to combine and serve.
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I must thank you for sharing such nice recipes for a healthy life. I need to lose some pounds and I think that this can help me in achieving my goals.
Wanted to say I just read your recipe and I appreciate the small details you included in your recipe like put the chicken on the plate with the bacon and to use the same pan for sauce that you used for rice. No one ever gives you these tips, but they are ways to be more efficient. It’s clear that you’ve made this many times, which makes me want to try it because it’s possible that you’ve perfected your process making it.:)
Hi! Do you think this dish would be equally as good if I added cream cheese instead of cheddar? Thanks!
I started making this and then realised I didn’t have rice… so i decided I’d improvise with macaroni pasta. Got to the stage of making the cheese sauce and realised I had no flour (I always have flour)!! So.. i combined it all in the pan and just grated loads of cheese in and the broth and reduced it and it was really delicious. Can’t wait to actually make the proper dish!
Made this tonight and it went down a treat with everyone. I was able to tailor to it to meet the various food intolerance requirements of the family. We do not have rotel tomatoes in Australia so used tinned tomatoes and green capsicum. Daughter no. 1 suggested more heat. Will definitely cook again. I love that the sauce is made with stock so lactose free child could eat before cheese was added for the rest.
I have made this recipe maybe 5x now and it has become my new favorite “Comfort food” Only “difference” is I use the mild version of said Rotel. :)
So Happy you shared this!
Okay, this was amazing! I ate some for dinner and more again before bed! LOL My kids are pansies, so I used Italian tomatoes instead of the Rotel and it was so good! I used basmati rice.
I made this tonight for dinner and it was very good. I only used one can of rotel because my daughter does not like to many tomatoes.
As someone who absolutely loathes the texture of broccoli, do you think I could substitute the broccoli florets for roughly chopped broccoli slaw?
I just made this and, man, it is tasty! The only thing is that my rice didn’t cook thoroughly based on your instructions. I even cooked for 5 more minutes.
I used about 1/2 cup more cheese because, well, there’s no such thing as too much cheese. I also shredded some and sprinkled it on top for presentation purposes.
I will definitely make again, but I need to find a better way to cook my rice.
Sorry for asking again! I didn’t see my original question and your response. Thank you ;) excited to have this on the menu plan for the week!
Think this could be made ahead of time and then brought to room temp before baking? Thanks!
I made this last night with a few modifications. My boyfriend could not stop raving about it!!!
What I did differently: I only added one can of Rotel; for some reason, I just thought it might end up too soupy with two cans. I also didn’t make the cheese sauce; I just sprinkled about 1/2-1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese (once again, I worried it’d be too soupy..plus I was feeling lazy). It still came out just as nice and cheesy! I also added some spices to it: chili powder, cajun and red chili flakes all to taste. I think this gave it a nice flavor and heat.
Thanks for sharing!
Do you think it would be ok to make this ahead of time and then pop in the oven to reheat?
I would think so!
I’ve made this a few times now and I just reheat on the stove top
– Never tried baking it!
Just came across this AWESOME looking recipe via Pinterest. Can’t wait to make it! I am wondering how much it would suffer if I omitted the onion . . . Maybe sub in garlic instead? Anyone try this?
I am not a fan of Rotel, can I use fresh tomotoes without the spice? Can you recommend an herb or spice to replace the hot spice in the Rotel? I can’t eat curry or anything else spicy.
Yes, you can used fresh diced tomatoes or a can of petite diced tomatoes. :) Hope this helps!
This was very yummy!! I used frozen broccoli. It is definitely a recipe I’m keeping! I am a wimp with spicy, so I’ll cut back on the Ro-Tel next time. Hubby and 3 daughters all loved it the way it was! Thanks for posting!!!
Can you use the 5 minute microwave rice instead of cooking on the stove? I’m a working mom and trying to cut down on time.
I love this meal and make it all the time! I use the Ro-Tel with jalapenos or habaneros to kick up the heat ;) Thanks so much for the recipe!
Has anyone tried this recipe in a slow cooker? I made it over Christmas break and we loved it, but I work late most days and my husband has crazy work hours, so I prepare a lot of slow cooker recipes.
Thanks for sharing a delicious meal idea!
Loved it! I even shorted it on bacon because we didn’t have that much… and it was still cheesy bacon-y deliciousness! We have leftovers and I’m looking forward to them big time!
Oh My Goodness I just made this for my kids(daughter n son-in -law & granddaughters that are stationed in South Korea) and we all ate so much we thought we were going to BURST! And I’m going to warm up the leftovers and put it in omelettes… Mmmmmm can’t wait. And I can’t wait to go home to Indiana n make it for my husband. And I will be sharing this with everyone I know because it is INCREDIBLE!!!!!! Thank You For Sharing This With Us???
I made this!!! OMG!! Sooooo good!!!
This was great. I used brown rice I had cooked earlier.
Fixed this tonight. Very good! Husband does not like broccoli & still had seconds. Cut way back on cooking time for broccoli. I like mine crisp not mushy. Only used 1 can rotel tomatoes. Was just the right again amount of heat for us. Will fix again for sure!
I made this dish tonight. It was excellent!!!!
JUST made this tonight and it was a hit! Definitely packed with flavor, and just the right amout of spice. This recipe is absolutely a keeper. Super easy and simple! Thank you.
Made this tonight, it was delicius!! Very very tasty! I used 2 cans of chopped tomatoes and didn’t drain them. I think maybe next time, I would either drain the can or just use the one can as I ended up with a lot more sauce than you have in your photos. I think the diced tomotos in the UK are different to the ones in the US :). Thanks so much for this, I will be making it again!!
I just made this for my boyfriend and his roommate and they can’t stop complementing me on the meal. I do have to say that I used Vigo yellow rice instead of white but I think white would be just as good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Made this recipe tonight and our family loved it! Will definitely be adding into our rotation, especially during the cooler WI months! Thanks for sharing this one!
Made this and used orzo instead………………..quite tasty
Is it possible to use frozen broccoli in this recipe? I wasn’t sure if I quick steamed it halfway before adding it if it would be ok!
Made this for dinner tonight and it was so delicious!! I normally hate broccoli in large pieces (it has to be all but indistinguishable for me normally), but I actually thought I could have put more in and it still would have been amazing! Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Made this for dinner tonight and it is so yummy!!! Will definitely make this again!!!
Made for dinner tonight and it’s great! Thanks for posting the nutrition info! My daughter’s a type 1 diabetic and having the carb info is a huge help :)
Made this tonight and it was amazing! Even my toddler ate a whole bowl :)
Made this tonight and it was delicious! Definitely a keeper!
Absolutely delicious! I have to make it without the cheese sauce due to a dairy allergy, but it is still awesome! Thanks for a great recipe!
I found this recipe on pintrest at least a year ago and we’ve made it numerous times since. Needless to say we all love it;). We’ve gone gluten free since then though and I just wanted to share that all I do is sprinkle the cheese over the skillet and cover it till it melts instead of the sauce. The sauce is fabulous, don’t get me wrong, but if for any reason you can’t eat it or don’t want to make it- the cheese will melt into the skillet with the liquid from the rotel just fine:)
I made this last night – I didn’t find it easy at all, multiple steps, several dirty dishes, etc. It was liked very much by my husband, but everyone else was “eh”. I was disappointed because I thought with all that flavor of the bacon and the cheese and the spicy tomatoes that it would be like a rich mac and cheese, but with rice instead of macaroni. Instead, nothing really stands out – I couldn’t take the bacon or the cheese, mostly just the rice, tomatoes, and some broccoli. It does make a lot, and I think it might be better today after the flavors have had more time to develop. If I made it again, I think I would skip the Veloute sauce and just microwave some Velveeta in place of it.
I didn’t think anything could come close to your Shrimp and Grits recipe but this is a very close second! My husband loves spicy foods and he was thrilled. I usually shy away from them but I loved this because of all the flavors involved. It was like a party in my mouth! Thanks for sharing.
I made this last night and myself and my husband loved it! This is one of our new favorite dinners. It also makes a perfect leftover that I will actual eat which I tried today out of laziness for lunch! It was not something I could make on the nights that my husband works though. I have three children under 5 and also used rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and it was quite a process, BUT will definitely make this when husband is at home at night because dear god it tasted wonderful!
I just made this and used a bit of taco seasoning instead of salt n pepper. So good! Thanks for the awesome easy recipe!
Have you tried it without the cheese? It looks fantastic, but trying to cut out fat and refuse to give up the bacon!
Hi Jamie! Yes, I’m sure it’d be fine if you left out the cheese sauce — the butter, flour, broth, and cheese. Hope this helps! :)
How spicy is it. Like a mild or a hot. Thanks
Mild, if you use mild Ro-Tel. If you want to cut out the spice completely, use regular diced tomatoes in place of the Ro-Tel. Hope this helps!
I’ve tried this and my husband and I absolutely loved it! I am thinking about starting to cook with quinoa and was wondering if you have tried that in this recipe or think it would be a good substitute? If so, is it a 1:1 substitution and any cooking time changes? Thanks so much!
I made this for dinner last night. It was so delicious. Thanks for this awesome recipe.
This was so yummy! I changed ot a litle bit. I only used 1 can of Rotel, and I used brown rice instead. I also poured it into a greased casserole dish and topped it with cheese and baked it for about 30 mins at 350 F.
This recipe was seriously amazing. I made it for dinner lastnight and there were no leftovers between the two of us. I only added half of the can of rotel just because I don’t like a lot of spice. Still plenty spicy. Next time I’d add more broccoli. Over all just an AMAZING recipe!
Mine had a good flavor but turned out like a gumbo…..very soupy. Was I supposed to drain the tomatoes?
This meal was delicious!!! It’s going to have to go on a permanent rotation at our house…I couldn’t get enough of it :)
That said, I’m not a big fan of spice, so I think next time I’ll sub regular diced tomatoes or fire-roasted instead. Also, I think I’ll cut the chicken in half…to much meat for my tastes :)
Omg Amanda. My husband and I just made this tonight and let me tell you, it’s the bomb.com!!! It has that perfect amount of spicey-ness to it. We love it!!
I’ve been making this for a while now, but just started freezing for later and I think it is even MORE delicious that way! Perhaps because all the flavors have time to mingle? Either way, I buy the round aluminum tins from the dollar store and a double recipe of this fills three of those. Each meal is more than enough for my boyfriend & myself.
This recipe is BEYOND delicious and the best part is it halves really easily (the regular recipe makes way too much for the two of us, even with leftovers!). I will certainly be adding it to the regular rotation and also trying out your other recipes :)
It looks so yummy :) Pin it
This looks delicious and has all of my boys favorites in it. Can’t wait to make it. AND can I just say you taught me a life changing lesson—-frozen onions! Hallelujah!!!!!! My husband is the onion chopper in our family and he is working out of state currently.
You’re recipes have become my go-to when making dinner, everything is amazing! My husband is quite picky and he has liked every recipe I’ve made from your site so thank you!!
I made that recipe last week and it was a huge success !
Thank you for sharing ! :)
Made this for dinner tonight- I used one can mild and one can regular Rotel- which was wise because it had just enough Zip to it! I also added mushrooms—-Delish— Great Meal- makes a lot!!!!
I made this over the weekend and loved it! I’ll definitely be making it again. I would say the only thing I might change next time is the bacon. I’m a huge fan of bacon but, for me, I thought it just overpowered the other ingredients. I wanted to be able to taste the broccoli and the cheese but I felt like most of what I was tasting was bacon. But, like I said, I’ll definitely be making this one again. Thanks for sharing!
This was SO GOOD! I’m so glad it doesn’t require any “cream of whatever” soup. REALLY REALLY GOOD!
Made this tonight, but used Cucous instead of rice, it was wonderful! This will be in rotation in our home.
Confused about the amount of broccoli…12oz is 1.5cups but you have 4cups. Is it 4cups (32oz) or 1.5cups (12oz)? Thanks so much!
I made this tonight, and it was realllyyy yummy for being so simple! This is my first time visiting this blog, and I’m so glad I had everything to try this recipe at home. :) Thank you for posting this recipe to share!
What reheating instructions do you use when you freeze this?
This was fanstatic!!! My two year old loved! I love all of your recipes without cooking pasta first. What a time saver. Thanks!
I am soooo glad I found your side. This will be the third recipe I will try. I made two today, the cinnamon buns and the spicy sausage dish, my son told me to make it again, please please, after I tried it 2 days ago for the first time. The cinnamon buns are sooooooo good, leftover? are you kidding me?
And thank you for making it so easy to print out the recipes.
So with a full stomach and a happy smile on my face
I made this twice and it’s an absolute hit in our household. We had leftovers and it still tastes delish when reheated. I only used one can of diced tomatoes which suited our taste buds and used fresh chilies instead as we didn’t have the ro-tel brand here in our supermarket. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Hi Amanda, Do you think this recipe could be made and then frozen? I like to make 2 of everything, and freeze one for future use when I’m in no mood to cook.
I must say right off the bat, I love your recipes! I have tried just about all of the meals & a number of the sweets (yummy!!!). So thank you for sharing!
Last night I made this recipe for my husband & brother-in-law. I knew two cans of rotel would be too much for one of them, so I used 1 1/2 cans. Otherwise everything else was exactly as directed. OMG! Soooo full of flavor and the cheesy factor along with the heat and the BACON!!! Next time I think I will only add one can of the Rotel, just because it is a touch too much heat for this house. But, with a nice salad and some parker house rolls this made for a wonderful meal!
This is delicious! I made it with some leftover rotisserie chicken meat and it was SO easy and quick to make. Next time I think I’ll only use one can of Rotel and add one can of regular diced tomatoes, as it was a touch too spicy for the kids. I will definitely add this to our regular rotation!
If you have been “thinking” about making this, stop thinking so hard. I looked at the picture for several weeks and finally I could not resist it any longer. It just looked too good! I used regular bacon in mine. I also used cut up chicken breasts and browned them but next time I’ll use a pre-cooked chicken to save some time. Delicious! One of the best recipes I have tried. Thanks Amanda for this and the many other recipes you post.
This looks like something that my husband would love! We’ll definitely be trying it. Thanks! :)
Loved your recipe. I spiced it up a bit by adding a pinch of chipotle. I also found feta was a nice substitute for cheddar.
Made this tonight & my picky hubby really liked it! Made your spicy sausage pasta dish last night & we loved that too! :)
I just made this and it is soooo delicious. My tummy is happy, thank you for sharing!
WoW! I made this tonight! Substituted vegan margarine for the butter and soy shredded cheese for the cheddar cheese and it turned out awesome!!!!
I added this to my March menu that will be posted in a free printable format with a hyperlink to you on 2/28/13. Thank you so much for helping me plan my menu!
This was amazing! Had everything except only half the needed amount of broccoli so I added fresh mushrooms. It was really good! Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you very much for this recipe! I made it tonight and my husband loved it, especially the bacon!
I’m SO HAPPY that I found this, and I love the “pin it,” at the top, too! I’ll be adding this to the list of what we need to make for dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I’m also excited that you included turkey bacon in it, because I don’t eat pork, so my husband always has to put up with my turkey bacon eating self, haha. :)
Wow, I LOVE THIS RECIPE, it is delicious and I thank you for sharing it!
This recipe is a huge hit with my family, so I shared it on my blog today! It’s getting people hungry and sounds like a handful will be giving it a try! Thanks for sharing! http://www.thethingsthatbringmejoy.wordpress.com
This is such a delicious recipe my boyfriend asks for it once a week. We’re making it yet again and I thought I’d let you know how amazing this is!
This looks so good, a comfort food recipe that I am adding to my book! I would love for you to link up this recipe to my linky party, my readers will LOVE this recipe!! http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2013/01/fantastic-thursday-27.html
I love the way you do the step by step instructions so easy to follow thanks you so much loving it
wow! your presentation is superb and easy to follow. thanks for sharing. keep up the good work! will try this too :)
I made this for dinner tonight! My goodness, this is a ton of food, probably two full dinners for two adults and a toddler, plus more for lunch leftovers. I used one can of mild Rotel and one can original (I haven’t cooked with Rotel before). The whole family loves spicy food, but found this to be a bit too spicy. We added some sour cream as a garnish to help tone down the spice. Still, delicious, filling, and relatively quick.
Yumm looks so good!! I found you through Pinterest! Your pictures are gorgeous. I had a question…where did you get your plates? I’ve been looking for that same style and the only ones I found don’t have very good reviews :) thanks for posting!
Wanted to let you know that this recipe is so good and it sure is pure comfort food. I can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Thank you!!
Oh, my gosh! This was FABULOUS!!!! I can’t believe how much it made, and how good it was. I am a single teacher and love to make ahead meals because I just don’t have the energy to cook every night. This freezes well, tastes great, and made my staff jealous when I reheated some for my lunch today! Thank you for such a great recipe.
I did make two changes: I used real bacon, and I didn’t have Rotel, so used a can of diced tomatoes and one small can of mild green chilies. Otherwise, I made this according to the recipe. I agree about the sharp cheddar cheese. It makes the flavor stand out!
This sounds phenomenal!! Looks like a great all in one dinner! and I love that you used turkey bacon too!
I made this last night and it was fantastic. I usually don’t like anything spicy, but used mild rotel and it worked out okay. Defintely can’t wait to make this again. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Found you via pinterest.
Thank you for this recipe. I used leftover chicken as well as left over brown rice, and I used fresh broccoli. It is a great recipe for brown rice because the flavors are so strong (and delicious). I thought I could really taste the broccoli (maybe because it was cooked in the pan and not steamed/boiled?). I did find it to be a bit spicy for me, but it didn’t stop the two of us from devouring this huge dish in about 24 hours.
Amanda, Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made it tonight for my family and they loved it!
I love one dish meals…and this one has everything! Perfect!
Delicious! We both loved it – it was so filling and we had lots of leftovers for lunches!
This was a hit a dinner last night! Thank you for sharing this easy breezy recipe.
Made this for dinner tonight,! It was just as good as I imagined. Perfect for a chilly evening. Thanks for sharing.
This is the yummiest little comfort dish and will go over well at my house!
Oh my goodness Amanda! I’m on complete sensory overload: chicken, bacon, rice, cheese, broccoli??? YES!
Whoa, now that is a rice dish my kids would adore!
I love all the flavors in this rice!! Especially that bacon ;)
This recipe looks AMAZING and I can’t wait to try it out! But my only concern is that 1 cup of rice seems like it is only able to give 2 servings because I live in Asia and for 4 servings of rice we usually cook 2-2.5 cups. Can I know how many grams of rice and ml of water you are using? Or is this recipe suppose to be more meat/veggy and less rice? Thanks and also for sharing the recipe btw! (:
Now that is comfort food Amanda! Love all the step by step photos – so fun!
You can’t go wrong when there’s cheese and broccoli involved!
a yummy dish even my kids would eat. perfect for a weeknight. absolutely making this!
OMG. This looks amazing and so easy to make. Yum!
Cheese bacon and chicken all in one dish? This looks like the ultimate comfort food!
Hey Amanda – this looks WONDERFUL. Did you drain the rotel tomatoes? Thank you!
Nope, I didn’t, just poured ’em right in! :)
What a delicious meal! Definitely going to have to add it to the weeknight rotation!
Ooh, I love cheesy, spicy meals like this! Looks perfect!
i’m loving this Amanda! My kids would totally dig this too
I’m totally making this! All of your meals look so scrumptious!
YUM!!! Bacon AND Rotel?!?!? All good. Can’t wait to try this.
Great meal for any night of the week!
Holy cow – this is one delicious looking pot of goodness! Whoa!
Amanda I LOVE THIS recipe and I’ll tell you something else! I love the fact that you provided the nutritional breakdown to the recipe because I’m watching what I eat and I need that kind input when I’m planning a dinner party or for my everyday meal planning! Thank you so much for doing that and I hope you continue doing that in future!!!
Thanks Toni! Most of my Dinner Recipes (especially the newer ones!) have the nutritional information down at the bottom. Be sure to check them out! :)
Oooooh, I’m lovin’ all the adjectives ;) I adore all of these simple and yummy meals!
Thank you for the recipe.
I would really like to make this but we don’t have Rotel tomatoes up here and I can’t find any equivalent to tomatoes with green chiles. If I was going to add a can of regular tomatoes how much chopped green chiles do you think I would have to add separately?
Around here diced green chiles come in little 4 oz cans. If it were me, I’d probably use the whole thing! :) I don’t find them to be that spicy. :) Hope this helps!
Chop up some tomatoes, some chilies maybe some salt and pepper, put them in a sauce pan with a little water. It will probably taste better than Rotel using fresh ingredients.
This looks so good….must make it soon! And I LOVE your bokeh pictures this time of year….gorgeous!
Thank you! :) I think I’m going to leave them up all year. It’s my favorite time of year to take pictures! ;)
Hey Amanda- I was just wondering what kind of pot and pans you have. I am looking to purchase some new ones, and I don’t want to spend a whole lot, but I thought I would ask what kind you have since they are stainless steel, which I want, and you probably have tested more than I have!
Thanks for your suggestions!!
Hi Chelsi! The skillet I’m using in this post is an Anolon Nouvelle Copper 12-inch skillet.
The stainless steel saucepan was a hand-me-down from my mom, but it says Command Performance Gold Cuisine Cookware on the bottom.
I also have a this Calphalon Unison Nonstick Cookware Set and I LOVE it.
Hope this helps!
This looks so yummy Amanda! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it.
My husband has been asking for chicken and broccoli lately, but I think this might suffice! ;)