Cheesy Rice Pilaf Chicken Bake

"This is a super easy and delicious chicken bake recipe using packaged rice pilaf mix. I used Knorr Rice Sides Rice Pilaf but believe any rice pilaf mix would do. (NOTE: If using another brand, check the moisture ratio. If the package directions call for more or less water/broth than my recipe, simply add the amount indicated on the package.) The rice is perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the chicken turns out ultra-moist topped with melted cheddar cheese. DH and my 15-month-old DD enjoyed every bite."
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  • 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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