Chicken and spinach risotto

Chicken and spinach risotto


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About this recipe: This creamy risotto is easy to prepare, but makes an elegant satisfying dish for company with its colourful spinach and chunks of grilled chicken.

Jan Cutler

Serves: 4 

  • 900ml chicken stock, made with stock cubes
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g arborio rice
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 225g baby spinach leaves
  • 280g cooked flamegrilled chicken
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • nutmeg
  • 50g Parmesean cheese

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat the chicken stock in a small pan and keep it gently simmering. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion and garlic, and cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until softened.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the rice and coat it with the buttery onions. Then add the wine and simmer until almost evaporated.
  3. Gradually add the simmering chicken stock a ladleful at a time, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes total. Five minutes before the rice will be ready, increase the heat and stir in 225g baby spinach leaves. Lower the heat when the risotto starts to bubble again. Two minutes before the end of cooking time, stir in 280g cooked flamegrilled chicken and 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese. When the risotto is tender and creamy, stir in 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley and a little freshly grated nutmeg. Scatter with Parmesan cheese.

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Reviews (6)


My first try at risotto so I wanted something simple yet tasty- this was perfect! I used philadelphia cheese instead of mascarpone though - 19 Oct 2011


I'm not very good at cooking but this recipe is brilliant! Easy to make & my husband & 3 year old daughter absolutely loved it. I made a few tweaks due to not having the right ingredients - I used ricotta cheese & cooked chicken breasts with a good sprinkling of cajun spices, chili & garlic whilst they were frying as I didn't have flame grilled chicken. it was yummy! thank you for posting the recipe! - 11 Sep 2012


one word: AMAZING!!!! Thank yooouuu - 22 Jun 2011

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