Weight Watchers Lemon-CHicken Risotto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 178.1
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.3 mg
  • Sodium: 779.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    3 tsp olive oil
    3/4 a lb of chicken breast boneless, skinless
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 (9 oz) package of frozen artichoke hearts
    5 cups of fat free lower sodium chicken broth
    1 small onion chopped
    2 cloves of garlic chopped
    1 cup arborio rice
    1 tsp lemon zest
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1/4 c chooped parsley
    3 tbsp grated parm cheese
    1/8 tsp ground pepper


heat 1 tsp olive oil in medium nonstick skillet. Sprinkle chicken breast with 1/4 tsp salt. Brown chicken on both sides until thoroughly cooked about 6 minutes on each side. Remove chicken to cutting board allowing to cool. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

Return skillet to med high heat. Cook artichokes until slightly brown then remove into a bowl

Bring broth to a boil in a sauce pan or tea pot. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer. heat remaining 2 tsp of oil and cook onion and garlic until onion is soft about 2 minutes. Add rice and cook until outter shell is translucent about 1 minute

Add 1 c of hot broth and stir until it is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 c at a time stirring until absorbed until rice is just tender. Add chicken and artichokes, zest and lemon juice and last remaining broth. The cooking time should be 20 minutes from time fo first adding broth. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Serve imediately.

1 serving is 3/4 cup for 5 weight watchers points.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GUTBOMB.

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  • Takes forever to make but Sooooo good. I added some asparagus. - 4/23/10

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  • This was just awesome!! I added asparagus and it gives it a bit more color and adds some crunch - 2/5/10

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  • Absolutely delicious! - 9/26/09

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  • Very good. Was a little time comsuming but well worth the time because the flavor was fantastic. I love asparagus and maybe next time I will try it that way as well! Thanks for the recipe and the substitution tip from MSCJ12. - 3/19/08

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  • Sounds good. Is there a reason recipes suggest pre-heating liquids in a pan rather than microwave? - 2/1/08

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