The whole family will love this cheesy chicken and broccoli rice dish. Don't leave out the almonds—they add flavor and crunch to this one-dish meal. Serve with cremini mushrooms sauteed in butter and white wine and seasoned with fresh thyme.
3 cups small broccoli florets
1 (8.8-ounce) pouch precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3 ounces light processed cheese (such as Velveeta Light), cut into 1-inch pieces
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally. Add onions and cheese, stirring until cheese begins to melt. Stir in rice; fold in broccoli. Cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with almonds.