One Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Quinoa Recipe

One Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Quinoa Recipe

How To Make One Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Quinoa

Whip up a hearty nutritious meal with this cheesy chicken and broccoli recipe, packed with filling quinoa and herbs, all simmered in a savory broth.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • ¾cupyellow onion,chopped
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 14.5ozchicken broth,(1 can or 1¾ cups), low sodium
  • 1cupdry quinoa
  • ¼tspdried thyme
  • cupsfresh broccoli florets,chopped
  • 4ozsharp cheddar,(1 cup), shredded


  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes, then add the chicken and cook for 2 ½ minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute longer.*

  3. Add in the broth, quinoa, and thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a full boil then cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 12 minutes.

  4. Then quickly lift the lid, sprinkle broccoli over top, recover and simmer for about 8 minutes longer or until the quinoa and broccoli have cooked through. Carefully drain the remaining broth, if desired, but do not pour everything.

  5. Sprinkle cheese over the top, cover, and heat 1 to 2 minutes until cheese has melted.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Chicken should be cooked on outsides but inside doesn’t need to be fully cooked through at this point because it will boil and simmer.


  • Calories: 564.10kcal
  • Fat: 27.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.45g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.87g
  • Fiber: 3.82g
  • Sugar: 3.00g
  • Protein: 40.98g
  • Cholesterol: 103.72mg
  • Sodium: 854.44mg
  • Calcium: 274.37mg
  • Potassium: 827.47mg
  • Iron: 3.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 170.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 44.28mg
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