2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small cubes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large shallot or small white onion, chopped and divided in half 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces of mushrooms, chopped (I like to use portobellos) 1 cup Arborio rice (you'll find with the Italian foods) 3 cups chicken broth (approximately) 1/2 cup white wine (can substitute with more chicken broth) 1/3 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the chicken crosswise into one-fourth-inch slices, then into one-half-inch-wide strips. Season with the salt and black pepper.
Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly soft, about 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and rice, and stir for 2 minutes, then add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and stir constantly until the mixture is creamy and bubbly and the rice is tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
Add the cheese and stir until the cheese melts. Serve hot.
This was fantastic! I added an additional half cup of white wine near the end (last 8 minutes) as I was running out of liquid for the rice, and it was so delicious! Also used white pepper and peas. My hubby and I couldn't get enough! Will gold star this recipe.
I had cooke chicken so I skipped that part. This made a delicious risotto! I used homemade chicken stock and then added between 1/4-1/2 cup of heavy cream near the end! Even the leftovers were tasty!
Excellent risotto! I was short on ingredients, so I didn't use any white wine and only half the mushrooms and chicken called for, but it still came out delicious. Can't wait to make it again and use the full recipe. I think it should definitely be 4 servings, though.
Oh. My. Golly. This was wolfed down by all my family, who are not the easiest bunch to please. We are also non-drinkers so the left over wine ( from Xmas ) got a chance at being used too. This was delicious. Better than delicious. And so easy for a numbskull like me !
I'm not sure what I did wrong since everyone else rated this recipe so well, but I didn't really care for this too much. It was missing something... & I even added more garlic mushrooms and cheese and it was still a little bland for my taste.
Delicious! I will definitely make this again. I added peas to mine - yummy! I think the nutrition information is wrong. I recalculated it and mine only had 310 calories, 10.5 grams of fat, 20 grams carbs and 31 grams protein. I even added a chicken breast, more rice and more cheese to mine.
I thought this was a great recipe and super easy. I didn't have any wine and so used extra chicken broth. I also didn't have any of the Arborio rice on hand, but used Basmati instead, it worked out really well!