One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

This is a ridiculously easy, one pot meal. Cauliflower Rice with Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese. Keto-friendly, Low-Carb and Gluten-Free. Needs only 8 fresh ingredients, 25 minutes and ONE PAN. Dinner on the table in a flash.

Use the “Jump To Recipe” button above to skip ahead to the recipe card, but don’t be too hasty – the post contains all the tips and tricks.

High Side shot of stainless steel pan with cauliflower, broccoli and chicken. A scoop being take out with a stainless steel spoon.

I’ve seen so many popular cheesy rice with chicken and broccoli recipes on the internet, and decided it was high time to Keto-fy it. 

Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken here we come!

We’ve made this easy keto recipe for dinner a few times now and it always goes down a treat! When cooking this recipe, it is one of the rare occasions we let our toddler have some dairy (aka cheese), and it’s definitely one of his favorite meals.

Although, he tends to pick out the broccoli first, which always makes me proud haha.

Top shot of a stainless steel pan with One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken garnished with fresh parsley

How to cook chicken broccoli cheese with cauliflower rice on the stove?

Right now, we’re on a big “one pan” “one pot” “instant pot” kick. There’s nothing better than throwing a bunch of stuff in a single pot or pan and that’s dinner!

It’s quick, easy and cleanup is a breeze. For this yummy recipe, all you need to do is this:

Gather around the following ingredients…

  1. Chicken
  2. Onion
  3. Cauliflower Rice
  4. Broccoli
  5. Shredded Cheddar
  6. Cream Cheese
  7. Chicken Stock
  8. Minced Garlic
  9. Paprika
  10. Ground Coriander

So, since this is a one pan meal, this is how you make Keto Broccoli Cheese with Cauliflower Rice from scratch:

Heat up a pan. Add the onion, garlic, chicken and spices. Sauté until the chicken is cooked.

Stainless steel pan with cooked chicken cubes and onion stirred by a wooden spoon

Toss in the cauliflower rice, broccoli, and chicken stock.

Top shot of stainless steel pan and wooden spoon. In the pan is cooked chicken cubes with sauce and raw cauliflower rice and broccoli florets

Stir it up until everything is well combined and the broccoli is cooked to the level you desire – we prefer a slight crunch. It usually only takes about 5 or minutes!

Top shot of a stainless steel pan and wooden spoon. In the pan in chicken, cauliflower rice and broccoli

Next, dump in the cream cheese and stir until melted.

Side shot of a stainless steel pan and wooden spoon. In the pan in chicken cubes, cauliflower rice, broccoli and a chunk of cream cheese

Finally, top with cheddar and slide under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

High side shot of a stainless steel pan of cooked cauliflower rice with broccoli, chicken and cheese. Garnished with fresh parsley.

Serve while hot! That’s literally as easy as it gets.

Top shot of large spoon holding a scoop of cheesy broccoli, chicken, cheese and cauliflower rice over a pan of the same dish.

We like to serve this easy recipe with a simple side salad that takes two minutes to throw together. 

It’s a super delicious broccoli chicken cheese with cauliflower rice casserole in a pan that is keto and low-carb friendly. When something tastes as delicious as this, it’s hard to believe you’re technically eating a healthy meal.

High side shot of large spoon holding a scoop of cheesy broccoli, chicken, cheese and cauliflower rice over a pan of the same dish.

If you’re searching for more easy low-carb keto chicken recipes, then look no further. Take a peek at some of our other easy recipes:

  1. Paprika Chicken Skillet
  2. Creamy Chicken Zoodles
  3. Sun-dried Tomato Basil Chicken Zucchini
  4. One Pan Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Skillet

See How To Make Cheesy Cauliflower Rice With Broccoli and Chicken:

Recipe Card and Nutrirional Facts/Calories:

One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken. A super easy, delicious and healthy dinner recipe. Low-Carb, Keto and Gluten Free. 8 Ingredients. 25 Minutes.
4.86 from 14 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breast (500g) (cut into bite-sized cubes)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 cups cauliflower (blended/chopped into fine “rice”)
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Heat up a skillet and sauté the chicken, onion, garlic, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper in a little bit of oil, until the chicken is cooked. About 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower, broccoli and chicken stock and allow to cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked to your desired tenderness.
  • Add the cream cheese and stir until everything is melted and combined.
  • Take a bite and see if you need any more salt!
  • Now, top with the grated cheddar and slide under the broiler until the cheese is melted, golden and bubbly. (You can skip the broiler and allow the cheese to melt by putting a lid on the skillet for a couple of minutes if you desire).
  • Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley, and serve!
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Tips and Tricks:

1. Don’t be scared to add more seasoning or cheese – this is a simple recipe that can easily be spruced up to your own taste.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.2g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 15.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 3.1g | Calcium: 1960mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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39 thoughts on “One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing!! Going keto is hard, but with recipes like this it almost feels easy 🤗!
    I’m currently making this for the third time, it’s a favorite and staying in the rotation for sure!
    PS, I always double it to get lots of leftovers 😏

  2. 5 stars
    This is delicious and easy. I lowered the carbs by using onion powder instead of a real onion. I’m sure it’s better with. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hi Joni, thank you for the feedback – so happy you enjoyed the recipe. And good call with using onion powder to lower the carb count:)

    1. Hi Sierra! Well, I mean you “can” make it without the cream cheese – but that would yield a completely different end product. In my opinion the cream cheese is a very important part of the yum factor for this recipe. If you make it without cream cheese, let me know how it turned out for you:)

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, YUM! My husband is on the keto diet and I’m his cook , so I’m always looking for new recipes. This is delish. I used Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice so I did need to add additional broth. And because I did that I sprinkled a little more paprika and coriander, also used the whipped cream cheese. Great recipe Great flavor!

      1. 5 stars
        LOVED this recipe! Followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I did differently was to cover the skillet when cooking my cauliflower/broccoli. Cooked up in 11 minutes! Topped with some hot sauce. Yum! Will repeat! None of my family even realized it was cauliflower and not rice. Thank you for a great recipe!

  4. Broccoli rice casserole is one of my daughter’s faves, so I’m planning to make this tonight since she will be home to eat. I see it’s 6 servings….is there a way you could possibly tdll me approximately how much one serving is? (1/2 c, 2/3 c, etc) Much appreciated!!

  5. 5 stars
    This is a terrific dish. I like the taste very much and so easy to make. I used frozen cauliflower rice and the proportions still worked out fine.

    1. Hi Angie – I probably won’t worry about the time – but I might hold off on the stock until the very end, since the water content of the frozen cauliflower is hard to judge. Once you’ve added the cream cheese and things seem a little bit too “thick”, then I would add little by little of the stock until it’s got a nice saucy consistency.

    2. 5 stars
      I didn’t do anything different and it came out perfect! Just took a little while longer to cook the broccoli to the desired tenderness. I love this recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This was a hit tonight!!! Just started Keto and I’m so making this again! Thank you so much. And like many others suggested I also added more spices. 😋

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