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Creamy Chicken Risotto

 
Creamy Chicken Risotto
Image © Real Housemoms
 
One serving costs about $0

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This recipe is ready in 40 minutes

Ready in 40 minutes

spoonacular Score:0%

Spoonacular Score: 0%

 

Ingredients

Servings:
4 cups
4 cups water
water
1.5 cups
1.5 cups white rice
white rice
3 cups
3 cups diced chicken
diced chicken
0.5 cups
0.5 cups bacon
bacon
0.25 cups
0.25 cups white onions
white onions
1 cup
1 cup fresh mushrooms
fresh mushrooms
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps white wine
white wine
1 Tbs
1 Tbs dried onion flakes
dried onion flakes
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic powder
garlic powder
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1 Tbs
1 Tbs dried parsley
dried parsley
1 tsp
1 tsp basil
basil
2 tsps
2 tsps chicken
chicken
2 Tbs
2 Tbs garlic
garlic
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups heavy cream
heavy cream
0.5 cups
0.5 cups milk
milk
2 Tbs
2 Tbs butter
butter
0.25 cups
0.25 cups shredded parmesan cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups petite peas
petite peas
4 cups water
4 cups
water
1.5 cups white rice
1.5 cups
white rice
3 cups diced chicken
3 cups
diced chicken
0.5 cups bacon
0.5 cups
bacon
0.25 cups white onions
0.25 cups
white onions
1 cup fresh mushrooms
1 cup
fresh mushrooms
4 Tbsps white wine
4 Tbsps
white wine
1 Tbs dried onion flakes
1 Tbs
dried onion flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
1 Tbs dried parsley
1 Tbs
dried parsley
1 tsp basil
1 tsp
basil
2 tsps chicken
2 tsps
chicken
2 Tbs garlic
2 Tbs
garlic
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
0.5 cups heavy cream
0.5 cups
heavy cream
0.5 cups milk
0.5 cups
milk
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs
butter
0.25 cups shredded parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
shredded parmesan cheese
0.5 cups petite peas
0.5 cups
petite peas

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Real Housemoms

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.66
Ingredient
1 1/2 cup white rice
3 cups diced chicken
1/2 cup bacon
1/4 cup white onions
1 cup fresh mushrooms
4 Tbsps white wine
1 Tb dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tb dried parsley
2 teaspoons chicken
2 Tbs garlic
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbs butter
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup petite peas
Price
$0.89
$2.25
$0.18
$0.09
$0.53
$0.87
$0.24
$0.09
$0.01
$0.17
$0.07
$0.36
$2.35
$0.65
$0.17
$0.24
$0.53
$0.28
$9.97

Tips

Health Tips

  • Here is an easy health swap: substitute brown rice for white rice. Brown rice is a whole grain, while white rice is brown rice stripped of some of its parts and much of its fiber and other nutrients. It is important to note, however, that all rice types raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation. In fact, if it seems like it would work in the recipe, the best option would probably be so-called cauliflower rice.

  • If you are cooking with wine, be aware that the amount of alcohol that evaporates could be much less than you think. In fact, researchers found that anywhere between 4 and 49 percent of the alcohol in a dish might remain depending on the cooking method, length of cooking, etc. If you're concerned about the amount of alcohol you're consuming, keep an eye on how much wine is going into your dish!

  • To increase the protein in this recipe, you might experiment with using yogurt or cottage cheese (blended first to achieve a smooth texture) in place of the cream cheese.

  • Believe it or not, some sources say you can substitute avocado puree for butter when making brownies. Try it and let us know how it turns out!

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
597 Calories
20g Protein
35g Total Fat
45g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
597
30%

Fat
35g
55%

  Saturated Fat
18g
114%

Carbohydrates
45g
15%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
128mg
43%

Sodium
309mg
13%

Alcohol
1g
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
20g
42%

Manganese
0.7mg
35%

Selenium
20µg
30%

Vitamin B3
5mg
29%

Phosphorus
282mg
28%

Vitamin A
1164IU
23%

Vitamin B6
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Vitamin B5
1mg
17%

Calcium
164mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Potassium
405mg
12%

Magnesium
44mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Vitamin C
8mg
10%

Vitamin K
10µg
10%

Iron
1mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.48µg
8%

Fiber
1g
7%

Folate
27µg
7%

Vitamin D
0.88µg
6%

Vitamin E
0.74mg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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