Risotto with Chicken and Asparagus


  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 large onion, minced
  • 1 cup Carnaroli or Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 8 ounces asparagus, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese



  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil in a small saucepan, then keep warm over low heat.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and cook 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the cubed chicken, and continue cooking until firm and lightly browned; set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in the saucepan and cook onions until they soften and turn translucent, about 1 minute. Stir in the rice, and continue cooking until the rice turns opaque, and the onion begins to brown.
  4. Stir in the wine and asparagus; cook, stirring constantly, until the wine evaporates. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in 1/3 of the hot chicken stock. Cook, stirring constantly, until all of the liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in another 1/3 of the chicken stock and continue cooking and stirring until absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Season the risotto with oregano and basil. Pour in the remaining stock, and stir until absorbed again, 8 to 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the Parmesan cheese and chicken cubes.

Source : allrecipes.com


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