Preheat broiler to high. Cook rice according to package directions; drain.
While rice cooks, heat a large 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, mushrooms, and chicken; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Sauté 6 minutes or until chicken and onion are done.
Cook broccoli in microwave according to package directions for 3 minutes. Open package to release steam.
Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk or fork until smooth.
Stir milk mixture into chicken mixture in skillet.
Cook 2 minutes or until bubbly and thick, stirring frequently.
Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, rice, and broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese.
Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts and just begins to brown.
Riff: Try ground beef in place of the chicken.
Riff: Not a fan of broccoli? Try cauliflower, spinach, green peas, carrots, or green beans instead.
Riff: In place of rice, use 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked).
This was delicious and quick and easy. We used chicken broth instead of milk and it still turned out great. Some tweaks were a few cloves of garlic, a pound of chicken breasts instead of thighs, and a little bit more cheese. My husband loved it.
This is a recipe I'll make again and again. The favors blend well and it's so easy. I Didn't have fresh mushrooms so I used canned (2) and it was still delicious. One more tweak... I used a full pound of chicken.
I've been cooking for years and just yesterday made this recipe. It was terrible. It did not have any flavor and by the way, just mixing milk with flour gave it a very poor taste. I will not be making this again.
This was easy to whip up, but had no taste. I had to add lots of garlic powder to my own serving, and my husband doused it in Frank's Red Hot Sauce. MIGHT make again, but would doctor it up quite a bit. I used reduced fat sharp cheddar shredded cheese, and nonfat milk. Omitted the mushrooms due to one family member, but would add it back in for just my husband and me.