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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice- Ninja Foodi Recipe

This is a kid favorite meal. I started making this recipe by using the premade simmer sauces that come in the packet from the grocery store and the kids absolutely loved it!  They actually requested this meal on a weekly basis.  Based on the simple ingredients, I thought I’d give it a go without the premade sauce packet and make it from scratch.  After several attempts, I came up with the perfect recipe that comes out super cheesy…just the way Kaleigh likes it!

Instant Pot Super Cheesy Chicken with Broccoli and Rice, Instant Pot Chicken, The Tasty Travelers

Tips for this recipe:

  1. Don’t cut up your broccoli too small. The broccoli will break up during cooking and stirring.  If you cut the broccoli too small it will basically disintegrate.  If you prefer larger pieces of broccoli, wait to add it until you remove the lid at the end.  The heat from the rice and chicken mixture will cook the broccoli.
  2. Brown your chicken before adding to the pot. I did not do this.  The kids prefer the smoother texture of the chicken when it is not browned.  Browning the chicken will add a little extra flavor and will make for a nicer presentation.
  3. Super Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice tastes better than it looks. Trust me! It’s gooey cheesy goodness in all its glory!

How to make Super Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice in the Ninja Foodi

  1. Coat Ninja Foodi insert with 1 tablespoon canola oil
  2. Add chicken broth
  3. Add long grain white rice
  4. Add salt and pepper
  5. Add chicken
  6. Add broccoli
  7. Place pressure cooker lid on Ninja Foodi and set to high. Cook for 10 minutes with valve set to “seal.”
  8. When timer ends, move valve to “vent” and quick release all pressure.
  9. Open Ninja Foodi
  10. Add cheese and stir

Woo Hoo!  Your Ninja Foodi Super Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice is ready to eat.  This is a great one-pot meal.  There’s no need to make additional sides or anything.  Your whole meal is in one pot!

Instant Pot Super Cheesy Chicken with Broccoli and Rice, Instant Pot Chicken, The Tasty Travelers

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 – 14.5 ounce cans of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of long grain white rice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 ½ cups of broccoli cut- you can use fresh or frozen
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice- Ninja Foodi Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 – 14.5 ounce cans of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of long grain white rice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 ½ cups of broccoli cut- you can use fresh or frozen
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Coat Ninja Foodi insert with 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Add chicken broth
  • Add long grain white rice
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add chicken
  • Add broccoli
  • Place pressure cooker lid on Ninja Foodi and set to high. Cook for 10 minutes with valve set to “seal.”
  • When timer ends, move valve to “vent” and quick release all pressure.
  • Open Ninja Foodi
  • Add cheese and stir

Tips for this recipe:

Tips for this recipe:
1. Don’t cut up your broccoli too small. The broccoli will break up during cooking and stirring.  If you cut the broccoli too small it will basically disintegrate.  If you prefer larger pieces of broccoli, wait to add it until you remove the lid at the end.  The heat from the rice and chicken mixture will cook the broccoli.
2. Brown your chicken before adding to the pot. I did not do this.  The kids prefer the smoother texture of the chicken when it is not browned.  Browning the chicken will add a little extra flavor and will make for a nicer presentation.  
3. Super Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice tastes better than it looks. Trust me! It’s gooey cheesy goodness in all its glory!

Nutrition

Serving: 2g
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