Microwave Chicken Risotto

Microwave Chicken Risotto


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This healthy microwave risotto is so easy you can make it anywhere with little effort and no fancy appliances needed. Great for leftover roast chicken.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 40g butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • ½ cup steamed broccoli florets

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:24min  ›  Ready in:34min 

  1. Place oil and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 2 minutes.
  2. Add onion and garlic. Stir well and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice, mixing well to coat. Cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in stock. Microwave for 9 minutes.
  5. Add frozen peas. Stir well and microwave for a further 9 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove from microwave.
  7. Stir in parmesan cheese, chicken and broccoli. Serve immediately.

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