This Easy Chicken Risotto Recipe is a sponsored post from Knorr®. However, all my opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy this simple weeknight meal. It is my go-to recipes for a busy weeknight. I can create it in less than 30 minutes for less than $10 and it’s packed with tons of flavor.
This Chicken Risotto Recipe is delicious and easy!
My husband and I went out on a date night last week and I enjoyed the most delicious risotto ever!
For some reason, I always forget about risotto when I create my recipes. I left the restaurant wondering why. Risotto is delicious and it’s easy to make, so I knew I needed to create my own recipe right away.
When I got home, I immediately looked for ways to create a super easy chicken risotto recipe for my family to enjoy as well.
This is how this easy chicken risotto recipe was born. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did.
Is risotto a main dish or side dish?
Generally, when you go to a restaurant, risotto is a side dish that is served with your main entree. However, I wanted to try a one pot meal for my family.
Skillet dinners are easier for me to save time in the kitchen and save time on clean up as well. They are a win, win for me!
When I was at my local grocery store, I saw that Knorr® Selects Four Cheese Risotto.
Since I loved both of these recipe, I knew I had to try their risotto immediately.
Thanks to Knorr® Selects prepackaged sides I was able to create this delicious and easy chicken risotto recipe for my family in under 30 minutes. Woohoo!
Ok, now let’s get started on how to create this healthy and affordable chicken risotto recipe.
What is needed to make this One Pot Chicken Risotto Recipe?
Here is what you’ll need to create this easy and affordable recipe.
- Knorr® Selects Four Cheese Risotto
- Cooked Chicken
- Olive Oil
- Minced Garlic
- Red Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Parmesan Cheese
My favorite part about these ingredients is that this recipe is packed full of nutritious vegetables and they soak up all the flavor from the risotto so my kids loved them all!
What type of cooked chicken is needed for this recipe?
I usually have some leftover cooked chicken on hand. I save it when I’m making it for another recipe so that I can create other delicious recipes in a shorter amount of time. This tip has saved me tons of time in the kitchen.
However, if you don’t have any leftovers available, you can use a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store or you can boil 2-3 chicken breasts to use in this recipe.
For the chicken breasts, just boil it until the chicken has turned completely white. That’s how you know it’s done.
How do you make this Creamy Chicken Risotto Recipe?
I promise, this recipe really is easy. Let’s get started on how to create this Italian chicken risotto.
First in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Then sauté the cooked chicken, garlic and red onion in the oil for a few minutes until the onions are tender and the chicken is slightly browned.
Next stir in the contents of the 2 Knorr® Selects Four Cheese Risotto packages, water and milk. You don’t need to cover the pot for this recipe at all! It really is that simple.
Then let these ingredients cook until the water comes to a boil. Next, reduce the heat to medium-low heat and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
After this time, stir in the diced red pepper and asparagus and cook for the remaining 5 minutes stirring constantly to ensure that the ingredients do not burn.
I added these vegetables in for only the last 5 minutes to ensure that they did not get over cooked.
After this time, remove the skillet from the heat and allow for it to set for 2-3 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Serve immediately topped with the parmesan cheese and enjoy!
If the risotto is thicker than you prefer, stir in some chicken broth or white wine (start with ½ cup) to thin it out until it’s the consistency that you desire.
What dishes go well with risotto?
As I said earlier, my favorite part of this recipe is that it’s a one pot meal. This recipe contains a healthy protein and lots of delicious and healthy veggies.
Since it’s already packed with all these great nutritious items, you can easily serve this recipe alone to your family.
When I created this recipe, I just served this to my family by itself. It was satisfying and nothing else was needed. If you are looking for a side, I would pair it with a simple side salad or your favorite breadstick or garlic bread recipe to keep things easy.
What variations can you make on this Chicken Parmesan Risotto?
One of my favorite things about working with the Knorr® Selects prepackaged sides is that they bring all the flavor so you can easily mix in whatever veggies you have in your refrigerator to make this meal for your favorite.
If you don’t have asparagus, feel free to stir in broccoli or peas. Either would be delicious in this recipe. The same goes for the red onions. If you’re out of red onions but have white onion or green onions, you can definitely use those instead.
This recipe is easy to adapt to what you have in your pantry or refrigerator so don’t be afraid to get creative with this one!
In addition, you can create a lemon chicken risotto by adding the juice of an entire lemon when you add the asparagus and red pepper. Yummy! If you enjoy lemon, you would love this addition to this recipe.
This easy chicken risotto recipe is simple and packed with flavor.
The combination of the 4 different cheeses in this recipe creates a cheesy delicious meal that is packed with tons of different flavor variations. These flavors combined with the chicken and vegetables creates an amazing meal.
You must give this delicious recipe a try soon!
Print this Chicken Risotto Casserole Recipe below:
Easy Chicken Risotto
- 2 packages Knorr®? Selects Four Cheese Risotto
- 3 cups Cooked Chicken Diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 bell pepper red, diced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 1 bundle asparagus cut in thirds
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Then sauté the cooked chicken, garlic and red onion in the oil for a 3-4 minutes until the onions are tender and the chicken is slightly browned.
- Stir in the contents of the 2 Knorr®? Selects Four Cheese Risotto packages, water and milk.
- Cook uncovered and bring these items to a boil. Once it's boiling, reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
- Then stir in the asparagus and red pepper and continue to cook uncovered for an additional 5 minutes. Stirring constantly.
- Allow to set for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Top with the parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!
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