Cheesy Chicken Risotto

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 35 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 377
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Cheesy Chicken Risotto
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min

Chicken risotto with cheese is a meal that will make mouths water. Add fresh mushrooms, rice, garlic, and basil to the chicken for flavor.

  • 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® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut
  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. Optional: Add fresh basil as a garnish

Serving Size 6

Calories 377

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 24.20g 37%
Sat. Fat 13.00g 63%
Mono Unsat. Fat 7.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.00g
Cholesterol 113mg 37%
Sodium 642mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 133RE
Vitamin C 3mg 5%
Calcium 166mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%