Roast chicken and pea risotto recipe

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An easy and delicious risotto that your guests will love. This light and summery risotto recipe can be rustled up in no time. Perfect for a speedy and tasty mid-week meal. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 520 calories / serving


  • 1 freshly roasted chicken
  • 1tbsp Knorr Reduced Salt Vegetable Granules
  • 3tbsps olive oil
  • 2 shallots, trimmed and sliced
  • 400g risotto rice
  • 75ml dry white wine
  • 6 handfuls frozen peas, thawed
  • 50g grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 25g unsalted butter, cubed (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 57.8g Protein 31.6g Fibre 4g


Dissolve the reduced salt vegetable granules in 1 litre of boiling water in a pan. Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan and fry the shallots for 3-4 minutes until softened but not coloured. Mix in the risotto rice, stirring well to coat it in the olive oil.

Add the wine and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add in a ladleful of the simmering stock. Stir occasionally, until the stock has been absorbed, adding more stock until it has all been used and the rice is tender, takes 16–18 minutes.

Drain the thawed peas and stir into the risotto. Heat through with the Parmesan and Flora Buttery. Meanwhile, carve the roast chicken into drumsticks, thighs and chunks of breast fillet.

Spoon the pea risotto into a large, warm serving dish. Top with the chicken portions and pour over the roasting juices from the chicken. Garnish with parsley and serve at once.

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