Cheesy Rice Pilaf Chicken Bake
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- Ready In:
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (medium sized)
- 1 (5 1/3 ounce) package rice pilaf mix (Knorr Rice Sides Rice Pilaf)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried garlic, minced (I use Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic Seasoning)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried onion, minced (I use Tastefully Simple Onion Onion Seasoning)
- 2 cups chicken broth (or water)
- 1⁄2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a 9 x 13 baking pan, lay chicken breasts side-by-side.
- In a medium bowl, combine rice pilaf mix, olive oil, garlic, onion and chicken broth. Pour evenly over chicken breasts.
- Cover pan with aluminum foil, securing all sides, and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken breasts--some found at the supermarket today are mamouth!).
- Once chicken breasts are cooked through, remove pan from oven. Preheat broiler to medium heat.
- Evenly divide cheddar cheese and sprinkle the top of each chicken breast.
- Place pan 4-6 inches from heat source (uncovered) and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted and begun to brown slightly.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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