Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

I can't believe how long it's been since we've made risotto - it seems like we used to make it all the time.  This recipe is for a creamy version that's delicious and easy to make.  Like most good things in the kitchen, it just takes a little time and patience.

In a deep skillet, over medium heat, saute:
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 small Onion, diced

When Onions begin to soften, stir in:
1 Cup Arborio Rice
Continue stirring until rice is lightly browned

Add 4 Cups Chicken Broth in 1 Cup increments, stirring until almost completely absorbed in between additions.

Then stir in:
1 Cup White Wine (We used Vouvray because we had an open bottle.)
1 Bunch Fresh Asparagus, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Cups Cooked Chicken, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 Tablespoon Capers
1 teaspoon Sunny Paris Seasoning
Salt and Pepper, to taste

When liquid is absorbed, and vegetables and chicken are headted through, finish with:
1/4 Cup Cream
1/2 Cup Parmesan, shredded
Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. 
Stir before serving.

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And, you can always add more cheese!

Buon Appetito!

Gang of Pelicans, Shelter Island, San Diego, CA


  1. Chicken risotto. Mmmm. Sounds like dinner :-)
    Love the pelicans - especially the one that is giving the world "the eye".

  2. Yours is the second risotto post I've read this afternoon. It sounds magnificent...I need to put Arborio rice on my shopping list!

  3. Love this Risotto with so many delicious ingredients.. Thank you for introducing the Sunny Paris Seasoning :)

  4. Risotto is getting higher and higher on my list of 'must cook' foods. Yours sounds delicious. I love the birds! They look like a gaggle of women who are pursing their lips with contempt at being disturbed!

  5. I'm on a rice free diet, craving it, and made the mistake of coming here now and saw THIS. Oh my. I adore Risotto and this looks so good. It on my reward night list now! MMM hmmm..

  6. Hi Susan, I love risotto and your pairing of chicken with asparagus sounds delicious! Besides, cooking with wine makes almost anything good :). I see in another post that you mentioned growing up in Italy - lucky you! It's my dream to move there long-term and always fun for me to meet others who share my love of Italy. Have a great weekend!


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