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Chicken Risotto Recipe

Chicken Risotto

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"This recipe is easy, quick and bakes in one dish. It's quite good, and has a wonderful basil and garlic flavor."

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice, mushroom soup, chicken broth, mushrooms, green bell pepper, basil, onion, oregano, garlic, ground black pepper and 1/4 cup cheese. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Pour this mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place the chicken on top of the mixture and cover with foil. In a separate small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and remaining cheese and set aside.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour, remove from oven, uncover and sprinkle with the reserved bread crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, for 20 more minutes, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2006

This is great! I've been making it for ages. One thing though... use 3 cups of chicken broth otherwise it is a little dry. I also substitue 3 teaspoons of dried basil for fresh. Increase the garlic to 6 cloves.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

Not thrilled with the turnout. I used 4 chicken breasts and per previous review, added another cup of chicken broth. It baked and looked fine but the taste was something to be desired. It was one of those meals where we all sat around the dinner table...eating in silence because no one wanted to comment on the obvious...that dinner was not that good. We ate it but quickly threw away the leftovers. I just think that different spices need to be used but can't say what. Sorry, I just won't be making again.


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Mar 16, 2005

I think the flavor was okay, but the instructions for baking it was completely off the mark. This was one of my first times using a recipe from this web site, and I have learned a lesson the hard way....from now on, I will read the reviews before attempting a recipe. This baked in my oven for a total of two hours, and the rice was still not done. I added more chicken broth, and still had to cook it for another 45 minutes. My children just about gave up on dinner while waiting.

Jun 23, 2003

Good idea, but I, like others added to it. I saueteed onions, spinach, and chopped fresh tomatoes in olive oil. I added about 1 cup more chicken broth, and I pre-salted the chicken pieces. The chicken was properly seasoned, but the rest of the rice was too salty. Also, the rice remained crunchy even though I cooked the dish for about 2 hours. It took that long for the chicken to cook all the way through. I'll keep the recipe, but next time, I might partially cook the rice before adding it to the rest of the mixture.

Jun 23, 2003

i really liked this dish, but made some adjustments to make it more flavourful. i chopped one medium onion and sauted it in a frying pan with some olive oil, then added the fresh mushrooms, 3 garlic cloves chopped and some diced zuccini. cook until mushrooms just wilted and still lots of liquid. add to caserole dish. i also added 3 cups chicken broth, on suggestion, and it worked well. one thing i don't like about this dish is that the chicken comes out bland. i tried salting the chicken pieces and then frying them for 8-10 mins (until golden brown on outside)in a bit of olive oil. still wasn't as i would have liked, but was better. also i used cream of asparagus soup.

Jun 23, 2003

This is just an excellent-tasting recipe that is surprisingly easy to make. I usually leave out the green pepper and add more green onions. I also use chicken breasts for my husband because he doesn't care for thighs. It doesn't make much of a difference.

Jan 18, 2011

I have enhanced this Risotto with Chicken by adding 1.5 lbs of Arborio Rice, homemade Chicken Broth, fresh herbs and spices, 1/4 tspn of Saffron threads, Red Wine Vinegar, fresh red pepper, tomato, parsley, diced green scallions, fresh carrots diced, white pepper, olive oil, white wine vinegar, tomato sauce, onion diced, green olives stuffed with pimento, and green peas. This is a traditional Arroz con Pollo, Cuban-style for a Risotto with Chicken.

Jul 22, 2008

This was so good! It turned out perfectly. I followed the recipe as is. Although I only had a 14 oz can chicken broth. Also, I added 8 pieces of skinless chicken. When covering with the foil, I made sure all the edges were sealed tight to keep the moisture in so the rice and chicken would cook better. I don't think I need to make any changes, otherwise.


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  • Calories
  • 567 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.7 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1256 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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