Chicken and pea risotto

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Chicken and pea risotto
Chicken and pea risotto
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Wondering what to do with your leftover roast chicken? This quick and easy risotto dish is a great solution. Easy to make for a family weekday supper, it is also delicious served cold the next day in lunchboxes. Packed full of vibrant peas and succulent pieces of chicken, this creamy dish is deliciously comforting


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 galric clove, crushed
  • 350g risotto rice
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 1sp thyme
  • 200g frozen peas
  • A drizzle of creme fraiche
  • 2tbsp Parmesan, grated

Fancy a big bowl of comfort food? Add some chopped smoked streaky bacon and dried porcini to give those rich winter flavours


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and cook for one minute, making sure the rice is coated in the oil.
  3. Pour in the wine and cook until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, and simmer until the rice is cooked.
  5. Add the cooked chicken, thyme and peas, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in a drizzle of creme fraiche and the grated Parmesan. Season and take off the heat.
  6. Leave to stand for a few minutes and serve sprinkled with cheese.

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