Recipe: Lemon & Chicken Risotto


Risotto is a dish I love to make. It feels luxuriously creamy, but depending on what you put in it and how you cook it it doesn’t have to be ridiculously fattening.

This version comes in at under 550 calories (524 according to My FitnessPal) and 14g fat, so can easily be fitted into a diet plan. Vegetarians can replace the chicken with quorn or mushrooms, and the chicken stock with vegetable stock

Ingredients (Serves 2)

2 chicken breasts, grilled and diced

1/2 an onion

1 garlic clove

100g Arborio Rice

Chicken Stock Cube made up with 1 pint water

1 lemon, juice and zest

Approx 80g Rocket

50g Fat Free Greek Yoghurt

150 ml Dry White Wine

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until transparent.

Add the rice and stir until full coated in the olive oil. Add the white wine and stir until the rice has absorbed it all.

Continue stirring over a medium heat, add the chicken stock a ladleful at a time and stirring until it has absorbed. The stirring helps break down the starches in the rice and make the risotto creamier.

When the rice is cooked (should take around 15 minutes) stir through the lemon juice and zest, and half the rocket until it wilts, then stir through the Greek Yoghurt and Chicken.

Serve topped with the remaining rocket.


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5 Responses
  • Claire @ Flake and Cake
    February 26, 2013

    Yum that looks great! You can beat risotto for wholesome goodness šŸ™‚

  • Paige
    February 26, 2013

    I’m glad I found your blog. I have olny read a few posts, but can’t wait to read the rest. I have never been a risotto fan, but this recipe me may just saw me to try again!

    • Lady Lipstick
      February 27, 2013

      Oooh, I love Risotto, and it’s so versatile, once you learn how to cook it you can add whatever flavours you like!

  • Sara
    February 28, 2013

    Sounds and looks so delicious!

  • Danielle
    February 28, 2013

    I have never attempted to make a risotto but this sounds so simple! I will definitely be trying this once I’m off the ‘diet’! Loving your blog so far and looking forward to reading more!