Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Posted in on the 10th March, 2013
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Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

This is my very first risotto and I think this recipe tor Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Risotto is a winner (if I do say so myself). It’s creamy, garlicky, mushroomy (is that a word?), and just plain good (this recipe was adapted from AllRecipes)!  Like most risotto recipes, it takes a lot of stirring. So don’t think you can multitask while you’re making this dish. The time spent in front of the stove is so worth it. Patience is a virtue! What I do know is you will thoroughly enjoy this Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Risotto.

This is perfect for a romantic dinner, like date-night or Valentine’s Day dinner <3

Let me show you how to make this delicious risotto.

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Enjoy the comfort of food!

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

Serves 5
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Milk Allergy (Dairy)
Meal type Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Formal Party
Website AllRecipes
This Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Risotto is creamy , garlicky, mushroomy (is that a word?), and just plain good! Risotto isn't hard...I'll show you all the steps:


  • 4 cups chicken stock/broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced & roughly chopped ((shitake, portobello or white button) OR 1 1/2 cup dried mushrooms that have been hydrated in 1 cup boiling water)
  • 1 Large shallot, diced (may substitute an onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked boneless chicken breast, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped (dried are fine)




Step 1 In a saucepan, simmer the broth over low heat. You will use this later.
Step 2 If you are using dried mushrooms (like I did), hydrate them in 1 cup boiling water and set aside for 10-minutes. Drain the mushrooms and add rehydrating liquid to broth pot.
Step 3 Add 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms (drained if using rehydrated), and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, and set aside.
Step 4 Add 1 more tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots & garlic. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until they are just starting to soften. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter and add the rice, stirring to coat the rice with oil and butter. This will take about 2 minutes. .
Step 5 When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, begin adding 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth a 1/2 cup at a time (stirring continuously) until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes
Step 6 Remove from heat, and stir in cooked mushrooms, chicken, the remaining butter, chives, and parmesan. Feel free to season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 7 Serve hot. You can store leftovers (if there are any) in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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