Chicken Garden Risotto – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 4-6 servings)
Note: This recipe uses orzo pasta instead of rice which is commonly used in risotto recipes.


Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Chicken Garden Risotto
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2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

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2 tablespoons oil

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1 large onion, finely chopped

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1 tablespoon minced garlic

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1-3/4 cups (12 ounces) uncooked orzo pasta (orzo is a tiny, rice-shaped pasta)

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2 cups broccoli flowerets, cut into bite-size pieces [or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli, thawed]

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2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced sodium chicken stock or broth

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2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut from cobs [or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed]

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1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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1. Rinse chicken. Pat dry. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
2. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook 2 minutes.
3. Add orzo, broccoli and broth. Reduce heat to medium. Cover skillet. Cook 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Add chicken. Cook 6 minutes.
5. Mix in corn and pepper. Cook 5 minutes.
6. Remove pan from heat. Stir in cheese gently. Serve hot.


Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (348 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 434
Calories from fat 100
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 312 mg
Total Carbohydrates 57 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 27 g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%

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