Easy Chicken Risotto Recipe

Easy Chicken Risotto Recipe

As you will have already guessed by now, I love quick and easy meals to serve up for dinner.  I have already shared some of my family favourite recipes with you, carry on to the end of the post to see them.  I am now sharing another quick and easy dinner my easy chicken risotto recipe.

I love risotto, but always found it boring standing ladling in the stock in one or two spoonfuls.  If you like risotto you will love this recipe.  I actually got the recipe from the bbc food website a long time ago.

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Table of Contents


2 tbsp of oil

1 onion, cut in half, coarsely grated

2 garlic cloves, grated

250g  risotto rice

100ml white wine or water

1 litre/1¾ pints chicken stock cube, made with 1 stock cube

250g cooked leftover chicken, skin removed, cut into small pieces

75g  hard Italian-style cheese, finely grated

25g butter

freshly ground black pepper



Step 1

boil the kettle and make up chicken stock, made up with 1 stock cube

If using raw chicken cook off and put to one side

Step 2

heat the oil in a pan and add onion and garlic – for quickness I use a handful of frozen diced onion and a spoon of lazy garlic

Step 3

Add the risotto rice and stir and coat with the remaining oil and onion and garlic

Add half of the wine or water and mix

Step 4

Pour in the stock and simmer and stir frequently until most of the stock has absorbed and you are getting a creamy consistency

Step 5

Add the chicken, rest of the wine and black pepper to taste and add salt if needed.  We have found that by using one stock cube we need to add a little bit of salt

Step 6

Once the required consistency add the butter and grated cheese, stir and remove from the heat

You can add peas as well, but my family all moaned at me for doing this so I tend to not add them now.

This would work exactly the same for making a mushroom risotto.

Also great for popping in the microwave for a tasty lunch the next day.

Have you seen my other quick and easy meals

Easy Ribs

Easy Pesto Pasta

Easy Cottage Pie

If you have some family favourite recipes you would like to share, I would love to try and feature them.



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  1. I really enjoy chicken risotto but haven’t made it in ages, so you have inspired me now! I like putting peas in mine and cut up peppers

    1. I ended up making this for dinner last night and took no time at all to make. It is easier to keep it simple and just have the chicken as my family are so fussy and I would end up making a different version for each one of them

  2. This recipe sounds delicious, I absolutely love risotto but I am just rubbish at making it myself!

  3. I don’t actually think I’ve ever made risotto myself, but it’s actually such an easy thing to make so I might have to give it a go x

  4. Looks like a winning recipe to me! My children will love this dish. I like that it is so easy to make too!

  5. I have only made mushroom risotto before so would love to try making this chicken risotto recipe

  6. Oh yum!! I absolutely love risotto, I’ve never tried making it with meat so a chicken one sounds a lovely change

    1. I love risotto and it is so easy to make, I love to make it with chicken as easier as all my family like it

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