Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto


Risotto is a classic Italian dish known for its creamy texture and rich flavors. This chicken and mushroom risotto combines tender chicken, flavorful mushrooms, and Arborio rice into a hearty and satisfying meal. Perfect for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth, warmed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


  1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pan or skillet. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the Arborio rice and toast it for a minute or two until the edges become slightly translucent.
  4. If using wine, pour it into the pan and let it cook off until the liquid is nearly absorbed. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
  5. Start adding the warm chicken broth one ladle at a time, stirring gently and waiting for the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more. This process should take about 15-20 minutes.
  6. While the risotto is cooking, sauté the mushrooms in a separate pan until they’re browned and set them aside.
  7. Once the rice is al dente and creamy, lower the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and butter until melted and incorporated.
  8. Add the cooked chicken and mushrooms to the risotto, stir to combine everything evenly.
  9. Adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley, serve immediately, and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • For a vegetarian version, omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • Add other vegetables like peas or spinach for additional color and nutrition.
  • If you don’t have white wine, you can simply use more chicken broth.
  • To make this dish even creamier, stir in a splash of heavy cream at the end.

Whether it’s a special occasion or just a regular weekday meal, this chicken and mushroom risotto makes for a delightful and comforting dish that’ll please everyone at the table. Buon Appetito!

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