Chicken Cheddar Rice Cakes

Recipe posted in: Nutrisystem Food Hacks, Lunches, Main Courses
chicken rice

You chose Nutrisystem for tasty, healthy meals made easy. So, when it comes to our Recipe section here on The Leaf Weight Loss Blog, things are no different. Our health and wellness experts have created many diet-friendly meals and snacks that are simple to prepare and delicious to enjoy. Some recipes even include your Nutrisystem foods as a healthy hack, making the recipe that much more easy! Our pantry-friendly Cheddar Broccoli Rice is the healthy shortcut in these Chicken Cheddar Rice Cakes.

Forget about boiling rice, chopping broccoli and adding seasonings! This healthy lunch recipe cuts out all of the major prep work, so you can enjoy a quick, nutritious lunch and go about your busy day. Stock up on our Cheddar Broccoli Rice and make a bunch of these little fritters for easy meal prep throughout the week. Throw them into a sandwich, on a salad or with your favorite side dish. They are versatile main course that is packed with protein, fiber and flavor.

You only need two wholesome ingredients for this healthy lunch idea. Get started by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Prepare your Nutrisystem Cheddar Broccoli Rice according to the package’s directions, then mix it together with four ounces of raw, lean ground chicken. Can’t find ground chicken? Swap in lean ground turkey! Once the mixture is well combined, form four cakes by hand and them place on the baking sheet. Bake your cakes for 20 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, you can serve up your Chicken Cheddar Rice Cakes over a salad or with a side of steamed broccoli.

These Chicken Cheddar Rice Cakes contain just 180 calories per serving. You can log them into your NuMi app as one PowerFuel and half of a SmartCarb. If you haven’t gotten started with NuMi yet, what are you waiting for?! This handy, dandy app is our FREE online tracking tool that makes your Nutrisystem plan even easier! Quickly log your meals and snacks into the organized food journal that reflects your Nutrisystem meal plan. There is even a place to log your water and exercise! From custom daily reminders and access to The Leaf to fun tracking challenges and a la carte deals, you won’t regret adding this awesome app to your smart phone or tablet. Click here to learn more! >

Chicken and rice might seem like your average, boring diet meal. If you forget to add spices, seasonings and other complementary ingredients, it certainly can be less than exciting. However, with a little creativity, there are many different ways to enjoy this dynamic duo! Check out the versatile combinations below for healthy and flavorful family dinners all week long:

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 180

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb and 1 PowerFuel


  • 1 container Nutrisystem® Cheddar Broccoli Rice
  • 4 oz. lean ground chicken raw


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Heat Nutrisystem® Cheddar Broccoli Rice according to package's directions.
  3. Mix together ground chicken and Cheddar Broccoli Rice.
  4. Form four cakes by hand and them place on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
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