Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Homemade creamy cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe that is prepared as a one-pot dish. The chicken combined with rice and mushrooms with cheese has so much flavor and is packed with flavor.
chicken thighs, boneless skinless
olive or canola oil, divided
onion, finely chopped
uncooked rice, rinsed
chicken broth (4 cups)
garlic cloves, minced
heavy whipping cream
Combine the ingredients for the chicken seasoning, set aside.
Cut the chicken thighs into small cubes.
, heat 2 Tbsp oil. Once hot, add the chicken and saute until cooked. Season with the seasoning and stir to combine. Remove the chicken from the Dutch oven.
Meanwhile, peel and quarter the mushrooms and finely chop the onion.
Saute the mushrooms with 1 Tbsp oil. Once the mushrooms are browned, add the onions and cook until onions are tender. Remove mushrooms and onions from Dutch oven.
Add the butter and garlic into the pot. Cook until garlic is fragrant.
Add in the rice, water, bay leaves, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and cook until the water evaporates and rice is fully cooked 15-17 minutes. Add back in the mushrooms, onions, and chicken and mix.
Turn the heat off and stir in the heavy whipping cream, cheese and herbs.
Top with additional herbs and enjoy immediately.
* Cheese- you can use parmesan or your favorite blends of cheese (Four Cheese, Mexican or Colby Jack) will work.