One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice (with Spinach)
Healthy comfort food is here! Make this kid-friendly one-pot chicken and rice dinner for a deliciously creamy and balanced meal full of whole grains, protein, and veggies.
Servings: 6 servings
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/2 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice raw
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach tightly packed
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs
Cube the chicken breasts. In a deep sided skillet, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil and set it over medium-high heat. Cook the cubed chicken, turning occasionally, until starting to turn golden on all sides.
Add the diced onion and saute 5 more minutes over medium-high.
Add the minced garlic and saute 30 seconds.
Add the brown rice, chicken broth, and dried herbs. Stir once, then cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is done, or nearly so.
Roughly chop the baby spinach, and stir into the cooked chicken and rice mixture until just wilted.
Stir in cheddar and sour cream, then use the back of your spoon to spread the mixture flat.
Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of the dish and broil 4-7 minutes until toasty brown on top. Serve hot.
Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 930mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g