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Creamy chicken risotto with peas
Creamy Chicken Risotto with Peas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Creamy Chicken Risotto with Peas and a kick of parmesan, one of my favourite Italian dishes that can be served in under 30 minutes. Comforting, delicious, this is one of those quick and easy dinner recipes that the whole family can enjoy, fussy kids included. My homemade chicken risotto does not use white wine, but it's so flavourful, it really does not need any, and it takes just like a restaurant-style dish. Simple, tasty, awesome!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: risotto recipes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 500 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • a knob of butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • fresh parsley
  1. Dice the chicken breast, season well with salt and pepper and add one tablespoon of oil to a frying pan.

  2. Fry the chicken until tender and cooked through. Remove from the heat, add a splash of lemon juice and set aside.

  3. Chop the onion and add the remaining oil and butter to a pan. Fry the onion until golden, then add the rice and stir for 1 minute on a medium heat.

  4. Next, start adding the chicken stock, one ladle at a time, stirring continuously. Once the liquid is absorbed, add another ladle of stock until it is all used up.

    At this stage, the rice is creamy and cooked through.

  5. Separately, boil the frozen peas in salted water for 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and set aside.

  6. Add the peas, chicken, parmesan, season with salt, pepper and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

  7. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Risotto with Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 1216mg51%
Potassium 554mg16%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.