Chicken and tarragon risotto
Skill level: Bit of effort
Fancy making a risotto? Try making this tasty chicken risotto with tarragon Ė itís delicious. Tender chicken breast packs this dish full of flavour. Nothing beats the taste of a creamy, well-made risotto and this chicken and tarragon infused risotto recipe is exactly that. This recipe is a great alternative dinner or impressive dish if you've got friends over. This recipe serves 2 people but portions can be double or tripled to cater for more people. It will take only 40 mins to whip up this dish making it a speedy option when it comes to dinner time. The tarragon in this recipe works wonders with the tender chicken pieces and soft creamy rice - it really brings out the flavour in them. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days and make sure you re-serve piping hot.
- 50g butter
- 1 onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
- 200g risotto rice
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
- 4tbsps white wine
- Approximately 1 litre chicken stock, hot
- 150g cooked chicken, shredded
- 100g frozen peas
- 1tbsp freshly chopped tarragon, plus extra for garnish
- Salt and ground black pepper
- Parmesan cheese, to serve
Any green vegetables, such as fresh asparagus or chopped green beans, can be used instead of peas.
- Melt half the butter in a frying pan, add the onion and cook for a few minutes until itís softened but not coloured.
- Add the rice and garlic to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes to coat the rice in the butter.
- Pour the wine into the pan and simmer until the wine has almost evaporated, stirring regularly. Gradually add the stock, a ladle at a time, until the rice is almost cooked. Add the chicken and peas to the pan and heat them through.
- Stir in the tarragon and seasoning just before serving, spoon on to plates, grate some Parmesan over the top and scatter over torn tarragon leaves.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 815(kcal)
- Fat 23.0g
- Saturates 14.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.