Easy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
Imagine a rich creamy risotto of Chicken and Mushroom. It is one of my favorites and I am sure if you follow this recipe it will become one of yours.
One of the things that are great with an electric or stovetop pressure cooker is you do not have to stand over the stove stirring constantly or need to heat the chicken broth and add it gradually into the risotto.
The new way to make risotto that comes out just as creamy and just as delicious is the instant pot - and it's so much easier, and faster with less washing up.
When we have a roast chicken on a Sunday, be economical and you can probably get another meal out of it - this recipe makes enough for 4-6 people and it really is a budget risotto. You can equally use any leftover cooked chicken like chicken breast to make you chicken risotto recipe.
First strip the roasted chicken carcass - I mean, I really strip it and get everything off even the little bits or meat they all count. If you really are not in a hurry and want to get a real restaurant risotto taste then pressure cook the carcass with all other bones for 30 mins in enough water to cover it and nothing else. Add some onion, garlic and celery veggies and you will have a lovely stock. At the end you can also add in some saute or dried mushrooms (or fried mushrooms) plus sweetcorn and peas. The classic dried mushroom to use with a risotto is porcini mushrooms and of course grated parmesan - but more on that later.
Risotto rice or arborio rice you should have in your cupboard as a standby - it's cheap and a great way to use up leftovers. So after you make this recipe I know you will have it as a pantry staple. You can even get natural Arborio Wild Rice and that is amazing.
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Start by preparing your leftover chicken and mushroom risotto recipe by slicing and dicing your onions. Here they are sliced and need dicing.
Slice your mushrooms.
Key to these leftover risotto recipes is preparing the meat or in this case chicken, Take as much of the chicken as you can from your leftover sunday chicken roast.
Start by cooking the onions for 2-3. minutes.
Then add half your mushrooms and a little bit of chicken for extra flavor as you cook and saute.
Next add in the rice and stir to mix around all the sauted juices of and then add the chicken broth.
Add the white wine and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure follow by quick release.
Then add in the rest of the chicken, parmesan cheese and parsley. Turn the instant pot back onto saute and stir while you mix all this up to a nice creamy risotto with mushrooms and chicken. Also season with salt and pepper and taste chicken and mushroom risotto to make sure it is seasoned correctly.
After plating up - drizzle just a little olive oil on the top for extra taste and you will have the best ever chicken and mushroom risotto.