Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups)

This healthy whole-grain spin on a comfort food classic is indulgent, creamy, and a guaranteed family-pleaser. Cost for 4: $10.31

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high. Cook rice according to package directions; drain.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Cook broccoli in microwave according to package directions for 3 minutes. Open package to release steam.

Step 4

Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk or fork until smooth.

Step 5

Stir milk mixture into chicken mixture in skillet.

Step 6

Cook 2 minutes or until bubbly and thick, stirring frequently.

Step 7

Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, rice, and broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese.

Step 8

Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts and just begins to brown.

Step 9

Riff: Try ground beef in place of the chicken.

Step 10

Riff: Not a fan of broccoli? Try cauliflower, spinach, green peas, carrots, or green beans instead.

Step 11

Riff: In place of rice, use 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked).

Also appeared in: All You, November, 2015

Ratings & Reviews

Quick and Easy

April 01, 2015
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.  

Add a little Nutmeg!

February 23, 2017
After reading reviews, I too tried to add a little more flavor. I used a large clove of garlic and sauteed with the onion and mushrooms. I prepared the white sauce in a small saucepan and added some fresh grated nutmeg and added to chicken mixture. Delicious! Will make again!

GeeLisa's Review

February 24, 2015
Another winner in this month's issue. It went together quickly and was very good. I did add a little bit more cheese (about 5 ounces instead of 3).

Lindajo's Review

March 02, 2015
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.

karen0920's Review

March 02, 2015
Super easy and Hubby loved it. Will definitely make again! I used chicken breasts (because that's what I had) and canned mushrooms.

tahcee's Review

February 18, 2015

It might be easy but....

March 25, 2015
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.

Quick, Easy, and Bland

May 22, 2015
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. 

Versatile recipe

July 02, 2015
Came together quickly and is a good solid recipe that handles substitutions well.


March 04, 2016
Although this was a quick easy recipe to make, it was very bland.  I would recommend adding additional seasonings, maybe garlic and onions.