Cheesy Chicken Risotto Recipe


Cheesy Chicken Risotto

Cheesy Chicken Risotto

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Leeanne C Bolton
April 24th, 2014 1:26p.m.

Recipe was given to me by a co-worker several years ago and has always been a hit.


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves: 6


  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese


  • 1

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet. Add chicken and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until browned, stirring constantly. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

  • 2

    Add remaining butter, rice and garlic to skillet and cook 5 minutes, or until rice is lightly browned, stirring constantly. Stir in mushrooms and green onions; cook 4 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender.

  • 3

    Stir in chicken broth and basil. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in chicken; simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through and rice is tender. Top with cheese; let stand 5 minutes until cheese melts.


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 377

Total Fat 24.2g

Saturated Fat 12.6g

Trans Fat 7.3g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g

Cholesterol 112mg

Sodium 647mg

Carbohydrates 8g

Protein 31g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Vitamin A 133RE

Vitamin C 3mg

Calcium 164mg

Iron 2mg

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