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Quick, Easy, Delish Dinner: Chicken and Spinach Risotto


Technically risotto is a slow cooked, creamy Italian rice dish that involves roughly 20 minutes of constant stirring. However if you are in a rush and need a quick fix dinner, a scrumptious risotto-made with instant white rice is the ideal recipe. With boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a hefty amount of baby spinach, and a sprinkling of cherry tomatoes this recipe is a complete no brainer. No time consuming stirring yet all of the tasty goodness of a classic Italian dish. This would even work wonderfully for an impromptu dinner party-your guests will think you spent hours slaving over the stove when really the meal was made in mere minutes. If you are a beginner, new to cooking, I encourage you to give this recipe a whirl before you make the more lengthy original version. For the recipe, read more



Chicken and Spinach Risotto
From Kraft Foods

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 cups baby spinach leaves, washed, dried
1-1/2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
1 can (10-1/2 oz.) condensed chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  1. Heat oil in large deep nonstick skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add chicken; cook 10 min. or until chicken is cooked through, stirring frequently.
  3. Add spinach, rice, tomatoes, broth and water; mix well.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4.

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