Chicken and mushroom risotto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 417.4
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.4 mg
  • Sodium: 773.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 32.7 g

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Number of Servings: 3


    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.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LBMILLER74.

TAGS:  Poultry |

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/31/09

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  • 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. - 8/29/12

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  • I'd say it serves 4 people :-) Delicious - 5/19/12

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  • I used brown rice instead to make it a little healthier. I ended up needing extra broth but it turned out great! Will definitely make again! - 1/13/12

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  • 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 ! - 6/13/11

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  • awesome! - 5/19/10

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  • I added some dried parsely and italian seasoning. I used grey salt and fresh cracked pepper. The recipe was easy to make and DELICIOUS! I will make this again! - 4/20/10

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  • Delicious! I omitted the oil and wine and added frozen peas. Will make again. - 3/23/10

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  • Very tasty, very easy.. Used Crimini mushrooms, about twice what was suggested, and added chopped fresh tarragon as a garnish.. So good! - 2/23/10

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  • This was absolutely delicious and easy! - 2/4/10

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  • i enjoyed this...will make again.. - 1/1/10

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  • Tasted great. I didn't have any fresh mushrooms to hand so used tinned. Still good, but I'll use fresh next time. - 5/27/09

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  • Made this for dinner last night! Fabulous! & very satisfying! Divided it up into 3 storage containers & have dinner (at work) for the next 2 nights! YUMMY! - 2/25/09

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  • very good! - 1/19/09

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  • 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. - 10/29/08

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  • I added artichokes & really enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing! - 8/3/08

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  • My family liked it a lot! I think nutrition information is wrong, no way it has only 4 g of carbs with rice in it! - 7/17/08

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  • This was amazing and so easy to make ( i doubled the mushroom serving) everyone loved it:) - 4/23/08

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  • 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. - 3/31/08

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  • fantastic! the wine adds a spectacular flavor. plus it's nice and creamy without any extra cream or fat. - 3/15/08

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  • 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! - 1/21/08

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  • I made this for my family and I and everybody loved it. Thanks for the great recipe. - 1/15/08

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  • Made this with baby bella mushrooms and it was delicious. Will definitely make again. - 1/15/08

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  • i made this last night for my family and it was delicious! my husband informed while making it last night that he doesnt like risotto and i was like great! but he liked it! yaay! - 1/3/08

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  • This was amazingly delicious, even my son the picky eater ate it and loved it. I would definitely make this again - 12/10/07

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  • i made this last nightand it was really wonderful the flavor was so good and not fattening yeahhhhhhh ty i will make this over and over coolcalico - 12/9/07

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  • This was awesome! I used Baby Bella mushrooms and parmesano reggianno cheese. So good and only one pot! Will make again! - 10/25/07

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  • This is a great recipe. easy to make and simple ingredients.I added chopped parsley in the end..I will do it again and again - 10/24/07

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  • This was awesome, I used button and crimini mushrooms, and put extra in because I'm a mushroom fan... But it was GREAT! - 10/16/07

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