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Chicken Risotto in a white bowl garnished with parsley with salad in the background

Creamy and Dreamy Chicken Risotto

Risotto lovers rejoice! Here you will find a recipe for the creamiest and dreamiest chicken risotto which your whole family will adore!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 people


  • Large skillet


  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or cut into small pieces
  • 1.5 cups risotto rice I highly recommend Kochani rice! It's awesome!
  • 5 cups chicken broth use a good quality broth; it make take a little more or less broth than 5 cups for you
  • 6 tablespoon butter split
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley plus additional for garnish
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for garnish; freshly grated is highly recommended
  • ½ cup white wine
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Melt 3 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet on medium to medium high heat. Then add some minced garlic and shallots and sauté around 3 minutes.
    Minced shallot and garlic with butter in a skillet
  • Next add the rice and stir until all of the grains are coated with butter. Stir for around 1 minute.
    Kochani rice in a skillet
  • Still on medium to medium high heat, add the white wine to deglaze. Stir until the wine is mostly absorbed, and then begin adding ½ cup of broth at a time, stirring all the while. Once the broth you have added has been absorbed, then add some more until that has been absorbed, and so forth and so on. I like to start seasoning with some salt and pepper after about 2 cups of broth. After 2 cups have been added, with each additional ½ cup add a pinch of salt and pepper. It took 5 cups of chicken broth to make my dish...your dish may require a little more or a little less. Don't forget to keep stirring.
  • You are finished adding broth once the rice cannot absorb any more broth and you have a nice and creamy dish. Reduce to medium low heat. Now it's time to add the Parmesan, Italian parsley, and all of the chicken. Stir to combine and heat through.
    Chicken Risotto in a skillet with parsley and parmesan on top with a wooden spoon on the side
  • The final steps are to add the remaining 3 tablespoon butter, taste, and adjust for seasoning.
    Chicken Risotto in a skillet with a knob of butter
  • Serve your Creamy and Dreamy Chicken Risotto with additional Italian parsley and more freshly grated Parmesan!
    Chicken Risotto in a white bowl garnished with parsley with salad in the background


This Chicken risotto makes for an AMAZING meal served with a glass of white wine and lovely side salad.
Kochani Rice is highly recommended for this dish!  You can purchase it here.  
Buon appetito!
Keyword chicken risotto, Rice, risotto