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Chicken Cauliflower Risotto

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Chicken Cauliflower Risotto is a simple chicken recipe that combines lean chicken breast, Arborio rice and cauliflower to make a complete meal that’s completely delicious. This one pot dish is seasoned with lemons and garlic to bring a bright summer flavor. But don’t worry, that cauliflower almost pulls a disappearing act among the rice so the kids won't even know it's there.
  Chicken breast 1 Pound, cut into small pieces
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), mince
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon (1/2 tbsp. for garnishing and remaining for the preparing risotto)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Onion 1 Small, diced
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, divided (1 tbsp butter to stir in at the end)
  Arborio rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cauliflower 1
  Chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon

1. Stir together the chicken, garlic, lemon zest, 1 tbsp. olive oil, and salt and pepper.
2. Heat a shallow pan over a medium high heat.
3. Add the seasoned chicken along with the other tbsp. of olive oil.
4. Sauté the chicken stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
5. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.

6. Add the onion, rice and 2 tablespoon butter to the pan and sauté until the onions and rice begin to get translucent.
7. Ladle in about 1 ½ cups of the broth and allow the rice to gently simmer, stir until liquid is absorbed. Then add 2 ladle of stock so that the rice is just covered and continue with the same method of stirring until the liquid is almost absorbed before adding more stock.
8. After 10 minutes, add the cauliflower and continue the process of adding a ladle of stock and simmering until it is almost absorbed.
9. After another 10 minutes add the chicken and lemon juice to the rice. Stir for 5 minutes.
10. Turn off the heat. Add in remaining 1 tablespoon butter.

11. Garnish risotto with parsley and lemon zest and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 539 Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.5%

Saturated Fat 5.3 g26.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 81.9 mg27.3%

Sodium 1530 mg63.7%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g22.9%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.7%

Sugars 11.7 g

Protein 32 g63.9%

Vitamin A 11.1% Vitamin C 160.9%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 11%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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