January 9, 2012

Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli

This dish comes together quickly so it is perfect for a busy weeknight. It is especially good because it can be cooked in one pot making clean up very easy. I always have the problem that I love to cook but I hate to wash dishes, so I am always on the lookout for recipes that don't require many. This also did not require many ingredients, and I had most of them on hand.

I found this recipe on my Whole Foods Recipes app. Here is a link to it online. I love all the cooking apps you can download because then I don't have to haul my computer into the kitchen every time I try out something new.

Packed with fiber and protein, this meal kept me satisfied for a while. I ate it as is, but I'm sure a salad on the side would be a nice addition to keep you fuller longer.

 Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli

Makes 4 servings, serving size about 1 1/2 cups

3 1/2 cups fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup diced onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into uniform sized cubes
1 cup long grain brown rice
3 cups broccoli florets
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1. Simmer 1/2 cup broth in a large, deep sided skillet; add onion and garlic and simmer until tender, about 6 minutes; add in chicken, rice and the rest of the broth; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Stir in the broccoli and thyme and simmer for 15 minutes more; add in pine nuts and fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 318
Fat: 6
Carbohydrates: 47
Fiber: 6
Protein: 21
Sodium: 435
Points+: 8



  1. What a delicious recipe, this looks fantastic! Love that you share the nutritional information as well, glad to be a new follower :)


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