Chicken And Mushroom Risotto

As a fan of hearty and flavorful dishes, chicken and mushroom risotto is a go-to comfort food for me. The creamy texture of the risotto combined with the savory taste of the chicken and earthy flavor of the mushrooms creates a truly satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.


  • Arborio rice
  • Chicken broth
  • Chicken breast
  • Mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, or porcini)
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • White wine
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper

When I make chicken and mushroom risotto, I love using a variety of mushrooms to add depth to the flavor. The combination of cremini, shiitake, and porcini mushrooms provides a delightful mix of textures and tastes that take this dish to the next level.


To start, I sauté the diced chicken breast in a hot pan with olive oil until it’s golden brown. Then, I set it aside and begin sautéing the chopped shallots and minced garlic until they’re fragrant. Next, I add the Arborio rice and stir until it’s well-coated with the oil and begins to turn translucent.

Once the rice is ready, I deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine, allowing it to simmer until it’s mostly evaporated. Then, I start adding the chicken broth gradually, allowing the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more. This process requires patience, but the end result is well worth the effort.

Adding the Mushrooms

After the rice has been cooking for a while and is nearly tender, I stir in the sautéed mushrooms, allowing their rich, earthy flavor to infuse into the risotto. This step is crucial as it adds a wonderful depth of flavor to the dish.

Finishing Touches

Once the rice is perfectly cooked and has a creamy consistency, I stir in butter, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh parsley. This adds a luxurious richness and a pop of color to the dish that truly makes it restaurant-quality.


When serving the chicken and mushroom risotto, I like to garnish each portion with an extra sprinkle of Parmesan and a sprig of parsley for a beautiful presentation.

Whether it’s a cozy night in or a special gathering with loved ones, chicken and mushroom risotto never fails to impress. Its combination of flavors and creamy texture makes it a standout dish that I always look forward to enjoying.


With its aromatic blend of ingredients and creamy consistency, chicken and mushroom risotto is a dish that never disappoints. The depth of flavor from the mushrooms, the satisfying texture of the rice, and the comforting warmth of the chicken make it a culinary experience that is simply irresistible. Give it a try and savor each spoonful of this delectable and comforting risotto!