Chicken and asparagus risotto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.4
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.7 mg
  • Sodium: 887.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g

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Serve with a side salad and it's a full meal Serve with a side salad and it's a full meal
Number of Servings: 9


    Chicken Broth or Bouillon, 4 cups
    Olive Oil, 2 tbsp
    Garlic, 2 cloves
    Chicken Breast, no skin, 16 ounces
    Onions, raw, 1 large
    White Rice, short grain, 2 cup
    White Wine, 8 fl oz
    Asparagus, fresh, 12 oz
    Oregano, ground, 1 tsp
    Basil, 1 tbsp
    Parmesan Cheese, hard, 4 oz grated


Make up chicken broth or bouillon and keep very warm.
Heat 1 tsp on olive oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add cubed chicken and and cook until firm and lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Heat remaining olive oil in the pan and saute onions until soft. Stir in arborio or other short grain rice and cook for 2 - 3 minutes stirring constantly. You will hear the change in the rice and it will have a clickety sound when stirred.
Stir in wine and asparagus and stir constantly , until the wine is absorbed. Stir in hot broth about a third at a time until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in seasoning with last of the liquid if using dried. If using fresh, wait until all the liquid is absorbed. Taste to see if the texture of the rice is as desired. If not, continue to cook in the same manner using hot water to add until done. Remove from heat and add fresh seasonings, if using, with the chicken. Season with salt or pepper if desired. Lightly stir in the parmesan last and serve. Makes 9- 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MCOLEEN.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    9 servings? HELLO!!! The recipe sounds great and I was about to try it when I realized that the recipe was stretched so much (to show a low calorie count) that one serving is only 1.78 oz. of chicken! That's so disappointing. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    Kind of labor-intensive (a long time stirring! good for the upper arms!) but worth the work on a weekend day. Very tasty. - 5/26/08

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  • Very Good
    This was delicious, I love risotto and I never thought of adding asparagus, but It was great! - 2/18/08

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  • yummy & am sharing it w/a fellow asparagus lover - 2/11/08

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