Italian-style herby chicken with creamy risotto


Small knob of butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
300g Waitrose Arborio Risotto Rice
1.3 litres low-salt chicken stock
200g frozen peas
52g pot Schwartz Flavour
Shots Italian Creamy Herb Tagliatelle
4 essential Waitrose British Chicken Breast Fillets
100ml white wine
2 tbsp essential Waitrose Italian Mascarpone
Shredded spring greens, steamed, to serve


1. Heat the butter in a small pan and cook the garlic and rice together for 1 minute. Add 1.2 litres of hot stock and cook for 20 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add the peas and cook for a further 3–4 minutes until the rice is tender and creamy.

2. Meanwhile, stir the contents of the Flavour Shot and pour into a large frying pan. Heat for 1–2 minutes then add the chicken breasts. Gently cook the chicken for 4–5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through with no pink meat.

3. Add the wine to the pan and bubble rapidly for 3 minutes to evaporate the alcohol. Add the remaining 100ml stock and the mascarpone, stirring to make a smooth sauce.

4. Pile the chicken and sauce on top of the risotto, take to the table and let everyone help themselves. Serve with steamed greens. 

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,638kj/637kcals
Fat 18.4g
Saturated Fat 6.5g
Carbohydrate 72.6g
Sugars 4.6g
Salt 1.3g

5.1g fibre 42.5g protein

Click here for more information about health and nutrition

4 stars

Average user rating Based on 12 ratings

This recipe was first published in Tue May 20 11:17:00 BST 2014.