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Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this creamy classic, while shredded rotisserie chicken makes it a snap to prepare. You'll savor every bite. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to a simmer; keep hot. In another large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter and oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add rice; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until rice is coated.
  • Stir in wine and lemon juice. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook and stir until wine mixture is absorbed. Add hot broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until broth has been absorbed after each addition, until rice is tender but firm to the bite and risotto is creamy.
  • Stir in chicken, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and remaining butter; heat through. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 22 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 981mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Lisa
    Feb 21, 2021

    I'm assuming the recipes nutritional values are for everything but the rice? 3 carbs? for rice....hard to believe

  • Susie
    Mar 29, 2020

    This was awesome. I used frozen bone broth because it's so much better from you. Regular broth is way too salty and terrible for you. Bone broth doesn't have added salt so I wanted to make sure it had flavor. I used salted butter. As another reviewer suggested, I added bay leaves, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and rosemary. I was adding more chicken than called for so I added more broth too. I also added a few drops of lemon essential oil and everyone loved that. My husband it so excited to have it tomorrow for lunch.

  • ms11145
    Jan 23, 2020

    Made this in the IP. Super easy, quick and delicious. Rice comes out perfect.

  • Sean
    Feb 19, 2019

    This is one of my favorite recipes, we make it every time we have rotisserie chicken! And for anyone who doesn't want to do the math themselves it's about 620 calories per serving and if you're trying to cut carbs, don't make risotto.

  • pattygray11
    Oct 26, 2018

    I love your recipes but am highly suspect of the nutrition data you supply. Arborio rice had 179 calories per 1/4 cup. The recipe nutrition you show is 22 calories per serving. Arborio rice has 38 g of carbs per 1/4 cup yet your nutrition data shows 3 g per serving. If your field editors are supplying the nutrition information it should be verified. This is a disservice to your subscribers who may be carb cutting fir various reasons.

  • suejjj
    Jul 4, 2018

    One of the best risottos we’ve ever had! Used all chicken broth instead of adding water to the simmering stock but otherwise did not change a thing. Made it with my teenage daughter after she committed to taking turns stirring for 30-45 minutes while we tag teamed a salad. WELL worth the effort, and she learned how easy a meal can be to prepare, though it might be a little fussy (stirring)!

  • vallooney
    Jan 18, 2017

    Didn't find this to be super easy, as risotto takes pretty much constant stirring, watching, adding more broth, stirring, watching, repeat for half an hour or so. Results were ok, but I won't be making again.

  • Corwin44
    Jan 18, 2017

    This was a tasty and easy dish. I was worried that it wouldn't be that flavorful, so I did add some spices. I used bone broth instead of water and heated the two broths with a tablespoon of rosemary and a bay leave. I sauted chopped garlic with the onions and mushrooms. I also I added a teaspoon of poultry seasoning and two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce to the rice before adding the wine. It turned out really yummy and flavorful.

  • mzgrinder
    Jan 14, 2017

    OK. I would say just average. Also, for time it takes to get rice to risotto consistency not really worth it. Maybe I missed something.

  • bonito15
    Sep 24, 2016

    This was super easy to make and really delicious - love the Portobello and rotisserie chicken - family loved it.