Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Did Someone Say Risotto? {Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables}

Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables


Did someone say Risotto?

Oh, it was me talking to myself?

I'm thinking about changing my name to Gordon and speaking only of Risotto going forward. I'll be The Risotto Blog. Young Risotto.

I do love it so. 





And all these great spring veggies, who can stand it?  They deserve a Risotto.  YOU deserve a Risotto.

So, yes, I have a new Risotto for you.... and no, it's not the Mojito Risotto.  At least not yet.






Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables

WHAT YOU NEED:
6 cups chicken broth

12 fresh asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed off and then cut into thirds 
1  medium zucchini, thinly sliced into half moons
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into approximately 3 "chunks" each
2 tsp herbes de Provence
2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cups uncooked Arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup grated Parmesan Romano cheese

WHAT YOU DO:

~Bring chicken broth to a simmer in a large saucepan over low heat. 
~Sprinkle chicken with herbes de Provence, tarragon and kosher salt.
~Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a large deep saute pan over medium-high heat; add chicken, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken; cover and keep warm.
~Add zucchini, onion, and asparagus, to same pan and sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Remove vegetables; cover and keep warm.
~Sauté rice in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in same pan over medium-high heat for a few minutes until well coated and heated through. ~Reduce heat to medium. Add wine and cook, stirring often, until liquid is absorbed. Add 1 cup hot broth mixture; cook, stirring often, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat procedure with remaining broth mixture, 1 cup at a time. (Total cooking time is about 30 minutes.)
~Stir in grated cheeses, chicken, and vegetables until creamy.
~~~~Bon Appetite. 

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20 comments:

  1. I love risotto and your recipe here looks absolutely delicious :)Love the asparagus and chicken combo too!

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    1. this is second only to my short rib risotto! but that's more winter and this is SPRING!

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  2. Mmm, I love risotto. This recipe looks delicious. I love the addition of asparagus (my fav veg).

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  3. Risotto is totally the best - I may not eat chicken but I still appreciate it :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. the chicken could easily be replaced with more veggies.... or even tofu ;)

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  4. I love risotto. We risotto a lot around here :)

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  5. Noone said risotto? What risotto? *steals away with the pot* Looks amazing!

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  6. The Chicken Risotto looks and sounds fabulous:) I like the use of zucchini and asparagus with the chicken. MMM declicious:)

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    1. I'm going to come up with a SW Risotto just for you Geri!

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  7. I just made risotto last night because I too love it! There's something so satisfying about sitting down to a nice creamy bowl of it!

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    1. yuppers! check out my shortrib risotto one day too <3

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  8. What can be better than veggies now. This recipe has it all.

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  9. I love, love, love risotto--and this looks great, with the herbs de provence and tarragon. Yum!

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    1. Risotto AND tarragon, a slice of heaven for moi ;)

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  10. If you make risotto, I will appear. This is a grand way to celebrate spring.

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  11. I love this risotto recipe, the asparagus, zucchini, with chicken- a very good combination. Really good :)

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