• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 32 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Apple Juice & Dijon Braised Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Rice Skillet

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 Ingredients List

  • Chicken
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper pepper
  • Skillet
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


In a small bowl, mix 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Coat chicken with Dijon/salt/pepper mixture and add to sizzling skillet. Sear chicken until golden, approximately 3-5 minutes per side (its okay if some of the Dijon comes off), remove to a plate. (Chicken will finish cooking with rice)
Heat an additional 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes, scraping up any seasonings that may have come off the chicken. Add garlic and rice and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken both, apple juice, 2 tablespoon Dijon, apple cider vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12 minutes.
After 12 minutes, stir the rice then add the chicken, nestling it into the rice. Add the broccoli on top. Recover the pot and cook on low for 10-15 minutes longer, or until rice and chicken are done and broccoli is crisp-tender, taking care skillet isn’t cooking too hot or else it will burn on the bottom. Once rice and chicken are done, sprinkle with cheese. Recover until cheese melts. Serve!

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