Chicken and mushroom risotto

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Serves: 4


  • 2 Red Tractor chicken breasts, chopped roughly into small pieces
  • 15g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 litre hot chicken stock
  • 25g butter
  • 1 medium onion, very finely chopped
  • 300g Carnaroli or risotto rice
  • 100ml dry white wine
  • 200g fresh mushrooms cleaned and sliced (can be button but the dark flat mushrooms give a deeper flavour)
  • a little salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g flat leaved parsley, chopped
  • shavings of parmesan cheese


  1. Put the dried mushrooms in a bowl, pour over enough hot water to cover and leave to soak for 20 minutes. Pop the stock in a pan and keep it at simmering point.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan on a medium heat and add the onion and cook gently for 3-4 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add the chicken and cook gently until the pieces are turning lightly golden brown for 4-5 minutes. Add the rice and stir for a minute or so to coat it in the chicken-flavoured butter. Pour in half the white wine and let it bubble for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  4. Meanwhile, drain the porcini and squeeze out any excess liquid. Add the porcini to the rice, along with the fresh mushrooms and stir well. Add the hot stock a ladleful at a time, stirring well between each addition ensuring all the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Add the remaining white wine and let it bubble for a few minutes so the alcohol evaporates. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. When the rice is tender and the risotto is thick and creamy remove from the heat and leave to rest for about 30 seconds.

    To serve: Garnish with the parsley and some shavings of parmesan cheese.

Last edited: 25 January 2019 at 17:07

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