Chicken, lemon and herb risotto

Well it’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe and that would be because I’d been feeling so nauseous and off my usual food. Baking and cooking were not high on my list of priorities. In fact I often couldn’t make up my mind about what I wanted to eat so would eat toast for dinner. Nice. Well not really. But I’m feeling more normal now and actually started eating fruit again (about time). So here is the first new recipe of the year and it’s a good one. Instructions are for Thermomix way and the regular way.


What you’ll need

1/2 onion

2 cloves garlic

50g/big splosh of olive oil

400g arborio rice

100-150g white wine

1L stock + 100ml water (or extra to replace wine)

25g butter

1-2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I had roasted 2 chickens the day before!)

2 lemons, juiced

handful flatleaf parsley, chopped (or any fresh herb you like or have on hand)

Chicken And Parsley

Thermomix way

Place onion (quartered) and garlic in your TM bowl and process for 3 seconds on speed 7. Add in oil and saute 2 minutes, 100 degrees on speed 1 with the MC Off. Insert butterfly, add rice, wine (replace with stock if you don’t use wine) and saute for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse and speed soft. Add stock and water and cook for 17 minutes on 100 degrees, reverse and speed soft.

Risotto In The Thermomix

risotto in the thermomix is really soupy when it’s done but finishes cooking in your thermoserve

Pour into thermoserve and add warmed chicken, herbs and butter. Put lid on and leave for 5 minutes. Add in juice to taste, season and serve. You won’t be disappointed. I went back 3 times for another bowl.

Chicken. Lemon And Herb Risotto

Old school way

Dice your onion, chop your garlic and heat your stock and water to simmering in a saucepan on your stove. In another saucepan, heat your oil and add in onion and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until soft and add in rice. Cook for 1 minute until grains are coated in oil and then add in a cup of stock. You are going to add in the stock and stir until it’s been absorbed one cup at a time. This will take up to 15-20 minutes and you need to keep watching it so that when the stock is all absorbed you add more. If you run out of stock and your rice isn’t properly cooked then just add in some boiling water. You might not need all your stock. You want the rice to have a little bite to it but be soft and have a nice risotto consistency. Not too soupy and not too dry.

Dash Of Butter

When it’s done and you’re happy with it then add in your chicken (warmed slightly), butter and herbs. Put lid on and leave for a couple of minutes until butter has melted. Add in lemon juice to taste, season and serve.

Dinner Tonight

Thank me later. This is so good. My kids (and retro daddy) didn’t like too much lemon on it but I loved plenty of lemon juice on mine. To make it vegetarian just leave out the chicken. Too easy.


  1. Thanks Corrie for sharing… the photos are gorgeous… can’t hardly wait til tonight… just checked and this is so on our menu ‘ingredients-wise’… going to have to do it the old fashioned way! Wishing you and your family a great start to the new year… May all your wishes come true. X Keera

  2. great recipe Corrie. I think we will have this for dinner tonight. I still haven’t done our meal plan, but I am certain we have all the ingredients in the house.

  3. This sounds so yum! I will put these ingredients on the shopping list this week. I haven’t made rrisotto in rhe TMX yet.

  4. Yum, looks delicious. I have a thermomix too and it is the best kitchen appliance ever!

  5. I make this one all the time. I zest the lemons too, for extra zing. And I throw in a cup of frozen peas at the end for colour. My whole family loves it.

  6. Looks delicious Corrie and perfect ingredients for me, as I virtually only eat chicken and fish as my meats. Thanks for sharing and glad you’ve got your appetite back, the nausea that comes with morning sickness is brutal, happy eating! :o) xo

  7. I’ll be trying this tonight. I hope our children enjoy it and aren’t fussy for a change. Looks delish!


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