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Creamy Chicken Risotto

 
Creamy Chicken Risotto
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $1.83

$1.83 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 40 minutes

Ready in 40 minutes

6 gluten-free,gluten free side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:34%

Spoonacular Score: 34%

 

Risotto works really well with Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. The Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 24 dollars per bottle.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

Color: Ruby red with a trace of garnet Nose: Elegant and intense with hints of spices connected with fruity scents Taste: Good structure with evident tannins and long persistence

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

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

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Real Housemoms

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.72
Ingredient
1/2 cup bacon
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tbs butter
2 teaspoons chicken
3 cups diced chicken
8 ounces cream cheese
1 Tb dried onion flakes
1 Tb dried parsley
1 cup fresh mushrooms
2 Tbs garlic
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup petite peas
1/4 cup white onions
1 1/2 cup white rice
4 Tbsps white wine
Price
$0.18
$0.01
$0.24
$0.07
$2.25
$2.35
$0.24
$0.17
$0.53
$0.36
$0.09
$0.65
$0.17
$0.53
$0.64
$0.09
$0.89
$0.87
$10.33

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

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Price Tips

  • 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).

  • 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.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have any wine in the house? Red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar can be used to deglaze pans. Chicken/beef broth or grape juice can also be used in place of wine in a pinch, especially if a recipe only calls for a small amount.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

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Green Tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
7% 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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