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Pampered Chef: UK KC needs Chicken Primavera Risotto recipe

  1. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

    Hello. I'm Belinda, a KC from England and would so appreciate having the Chicken Primavera Risotto recipe which I believe is part of your US Italian theme show at the moment? In England we have a similar theme but our main course is something called Chicken, Broccoli and Basil Pasta Pie, which is nice, but I like the sound of your risotto more! Thank you so very much in advance!
    Feb 8, 2006
  2. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    Quick Chicken Primavera Risotto

    Here you go... :)

    The Pampered Chef ®
    Quick Chicken Primavera Risotto

    2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
    Salt and ground black pepper
    Pantry Basil Oil or olive oil
    1 lemon, cut in half crosswise
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 large garlic clove, pressed
    2 packages (8.8 ounces each) buttery or roasted chicken flavor pre-cooked rice
    1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into julienne strips
    1 medium zucchini
    2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
    2-2 1/2 cups chicken broth
    1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Asiago cheese
    1/4 cup snipped fresh basil leaves
    2 ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese (optional)
    Asiago Crisps (optional)

    Flatten chicken to 1/2-inch thickness using flat side of Meat Tenderizer. Season both sides with salt and black pepper. Heat (12-in.) Skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes; lightly spray with oil using Kitchen Spritzer. Arrange chicken and lemon halves, cut sides down, in skillet; cook 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning chicken once (do not turn lemon halves). Remove chicken and lemon from skillet. Cool slightly; slice chicken into 1/2-inch pieces using Chef's Knife and set aside.

    Chop onion using Food Chopper. Lightly spray same skillet with oil. Cook onion and garlic pressed with Garlic Press over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until onion is tender.

    Add rice and juice from caramelized lemon halves using Citrus Press. Cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until lemon juice is completely absorbed into rice. Cut carrot into julienne strips using Julienne Peeler. Slice zucchini using Crinkle Cutter. Seed tomatoes; dice using Utility Knife. Add vegetables and 2 cups of the broth to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 4-5 minutes or until broth thickens slightly. Stir in chicken; cook until heated through.

    Remove risotto from heat. Add Asiago cheese and basil; stir until cheese melts and sauce thickens (adjust sauce consistency with additional broth, if necessary). Stir in mascarpone cheese, if desired. Serve with Asiago Crisps, if desired.

    Yield: 6 servings

    Nutrients per serving: Light: Calories 260, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 31 g, Protein 19 g, Sodium 790 mg, Fiber 2 g

    Cook's Tip: If desired, 3 cups hot cooked converted rice prepared in the Rice Cooker Plus can be substituted for the pre-cooked rice. For best flavor, prepare rice with chicken broth instead of water.

    Mascarpone cheese is a rich Italian-style cream cheese that has a slightly sweet flavor. It can be found in ethnic grocery stores and large grocery stores.

    © The Pampered Chef, Ltd., 2001
    Feb 8, 2006
  3. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

    Thank you Jessica!

    Thank you so very much Jessica! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for all your trouble. ****Belinda**** :)
    Feb 9, 2006
  4. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    No Problem

    You are welcome! :D
    Feb 9, 2006
  5. Delicious!

    Italian is one of my favorite cuisines, so I was very happy when I found out what the theme was this season! I've made the Risotto, and it's awesome! There's a bit of prep work to do before the show, but the results are worth it. Good luck!
    Feb 9, 2006
  6. Chicken Broccoli and basil Pasta pie

    I would like to try that recipe, Do you think you can post it for us?

    "In England we have a similar theme but our main course is something called Chicken, Broccoli and Basil Pasta Pie"
    Feb 12, 2006
  7. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

    Chicken, Broccoli & Basil Pasta Pie

    Feb 13, 2006
  8. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    Thanks for the recipe and especially for doing the conversions!!
    Feb 13, 2006
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