If I had to live on one kind of meat for the rest of my life, I’d choose chicken any day. The best thing about a chicken dish is how versatile it can be: steam it, fry it, bake it — the options are positively endless! 

But there’s another ingredient that I love, and that’s cheese. It’s flavourful and goes well with a lot of things, including chicken. With a familiar dish that’s elevated to another level, there’s no denying this cheesy chicken rice makes for a deliciously warm and hearty meal!

What you’ll need:

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast

Salt and pepper

1 onion

8 ounces of sliced mushrooms

1 cup of short grain rice

2 cups of chicken broth

1 cup of heavy cream

1 cup of shredded cheddar

How to prepare it:

Step 1: Chop up onions and mushrooms, and place aside.

Step 2: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken for around 5 minutes, or until golden.

Step 3: Add the onions and mushrooms. Cook the mixture until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.

Step 4: Place the mixture to one side of the skillet, and add in the rice. Let it toast for about a minute before stirring the whole thing together.

Step 5: Pour the chicken broth and heavy cream over the mixture, and let it simmer for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

Step 6: Add in the cheddar and let it melt.

Step 7: Garnish with parsley and serve!

Things to keep in mind:

If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you can substitute with zucchini, which also adds a healthier edge!

When’s your next meal?

This dish is also great when served for the family, or for your next potluck session! For more of our Easy Recipes, feel free to check us out on YouTube, as well as Facebook and Instagram.