Friday, December 3, 2010

Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
Adapted from a Taste and Tell Recipe
Makes 6 Servings

4 cups fat-free chicken broth, room temperature
1 pound mixed fresh mushrooms of your choice
3 tbsp olive oil
4 tsp minced garlic, jarred
4 tbsp light butter
1 cup onion, diced
9 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced
1 ½ cups arborio rice
2/3 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper

To garnish:
12 tsp Kraft parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh Italian parsley

Heat olive oil in a second, large skillet. Add mushrooms and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove to a plate. Heat butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat, add rice, and stir to coat in butter. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Add wine, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually add stock, a cupful at a time. Stir constantly and add more liquid as the rice absorbs it. Increase heat to medium so liquid bubbles. Cook for 17 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in mushrooms and cook for 3 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide into six servings and then stir parmesan cheese into each and top with parsley.

Nutritional Information: 403 calories, 43 carbs, 12 fat grams and 24 protein grams.

Review: Creamy and delicious! I'm such a huge risotto fan now. I really like the thick, richness of it, and it makes a great, healthy serving that is very filling. As you can imagine, if you're not a mushroom fan don't go for this recipe (I mean come on - a pound of mushrooms made me smile but if you're meh on them - pass on this). I thought the mushrooms added a lot of flavor, as did the minced garlic. I'll be making this again!


Deborah said...

I'm so glad you tried this and liked it! Now I'm craving some risotto!

fittingbackin said...

I did! SOOO good - I can't get enough mushrooms!