Pasta, pizza, cheese, and fantastic stews are staples in our household since they are so delicious and universally praised at Italian restaurants. However, risotto is sometimes overlooked since it is mistaken for a more elaborate dish than it really is. Even though it requires a little bit of attention, risotto can be made quickly and is perfect for a weeknight meal. You may still put your own spin on things with this creamy chicken risotto with fresh olives.
Chicken risotto tips
Pieces of cooked chicken, either from leftovers or a pan-fried chicken breast that can be shredded, work well in this dish. While stock cubes reconstituted in water are an alternative, homemade stock is always preferable. The key is to add the liquid slowly so that the patna rice can soak up each addition. Make sure nothing clings to the bottom of the pan by stirring occasionally. If you don’t have chicken on hand, you may substitute duck or pork.
Have you ever wanted to cook risotto but were put off by the perceived time commitment involved? This chicken risotto with olives and herbs is the ideal Italian dinner.