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In the past I have usually been pretty good at keeping quick releasing sugar tabs on me at all times in case I get low blood sugar (due to diabetes), but after the “Pass Out Park“scare, I stocked up on more sugar tabs, squeezable sugar pops (Patrick was so sweet, he ordered a bizzillion of these online without me knowing it), and apple juice, lots and lots of Costco size apple juice. I’ve simmered rice and chicken in salsa, enchilada sauce, lemon juice, etc., and I’ve seen chicken (never rice) braised in apple cider – so as I was looking at my all my apple juice, I thought, why not chicken and rice in apple juice? I am so excited to share that braising chicken and then simmering with rice in apple juice, chicken broth, Dijon, garlic, oregano, and thyme is SO RIGHT! It turned out to be one of my favorite flavor combinations ever! It is simply delicious! And what’s even better its both simple and delicious! The chicken is rubbed with Dijon, salt and pepper and then seared until golden. The rice simmers with onions and garlic in apple juice, chicken broth and Dijon mustard, so it soaks up every last sweet and tangy tantalizing taste. The rice simmers in a little more liquid than usual, so it becomes a little creamy, almost risotto style (my fav!). The chicken and broccoli are added to the simmering rice half way through, so they also soak up the Dijon, apple flavors and you don’t need to dirty an other pan! Finally, cheddar cheese is melted atop the skillet so each and every bite is tangy, slightly sweet, creamy, and cheesy. If you want to make this an oober healthy meal, you can even leave off the cheese – it is that good. But let’s be honest, cheese makes everything better! Oh yes, that bite is for you because chances are you might have everything to make this in you house right now! – or at worst, need to buy 1 or two ingredients for this simply delicious, 30 minute, 1 pot skillet meal. I can pretty much guarantee this is going to be a family favorite and one of your favorites meals to make, and that you are going to be stocking up on Costco size apple juice so you can make this at any time because this simply delicious Apple Juice and Dijon Braised Cheddar Chicken Broccoli and Rice Skillet is crazy craving good! Carlsbad Cravings© OriginalThis is Apple Juice & Dijon Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, Rice Skillet is crazy craving good!