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{ Recipe } Chicken, Mushroom & Broccoli Turmeric Risotto



Chicken, Mushroom & Broccoli Turmeric Risotto

Time: Prep 5 mins | Cook 30 mins | Total 35 mins | Serves 8 (or more!)


  • 2 Chicken Breast Fillets cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 Small Punnet Regular Mushrooms cut into quarters
  • 1 Large Broccoli cut into little branches
  • 2 Cups Arborio Rice
  • 2 Cloves of Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Turmeric Spice
  • 1 25g Unsalted Natural Butter (not margarine!) 
  • 2 Litres of Chicken Stock (homemade or from liquid packet) 
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper


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  1. On a medium heat in a large soup pot, fry off the garlic and add the chicken in the olive oil, cook a little to seal in the pieces of chicken, only takes a few minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms and broccoli cook for 2 mins. 
  3. Add about 1 cup of chicken stock and bring to the boil. 
  4. Add the rest of the stock and the knob of butter and bring to the boil. 
  5. Add Turmeric spice and seasoning and mix well.
  6. Add the Arborio Rice, gradually and stir through as you pour it in, put the lid on and let it come to the boil. Once at the boil, turn it to low and leave for 30 mins or until most of the stock has been absorbed. This makes the Risotto nice and together, which is how I like my Risotto. You can use other methods like the gradual method but you have to stand there and keep stirring and adding stock, ain't no mum got time for that now!
  7. You will have to stir every few minutes so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot and so that all grains of rice are absorbing the stock. It you need to add water or more stock, do it, if you need to let it cook more to absorb more, do it :)  

Serving Suggestions: 

  • Serve as a side dish to a fresh garden salad or as a complete main meal.
  • Take it to a BBQ for a group dish contribution.
  • Make up containers for your/partners lunches ready to heat and eat
  • Make up containers for a new mum.
  • Freeze for ready meals when you don't want to cook! (store for 1-2 months only or check your freezer guides) 
  • Add finely grated Parmesan Cheese on top for a bitey cheesy flavour
  • Or add in a little Chilli for a touch of heat! 
  • This recipe serves at least 8 meals of at least 350-400g per meal served more if just used as a side dish.

Did you cook this recipe? What did you think? Comment below I'd love to hear from you! 

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xx Heather