Chicken Risotto Casserole

with cremini mushrooms, Parmesan, and Swiss

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Calories Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Want the creamy, rich satisfaction of a heaping plate of risotto without the arm workout? This is the meal for you, my friend. Two cheeses, Swiss and Parmesan, are mixed with mushrooms, chicken, and rice and baked until perfection is reached. That's it; no muss, no fuss, no splinters from the wooden spoon you've used to stir for three hours. Has easy ever tasted so good?

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • ¼ oz. Parsley
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ½ cup Arborio Rice
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    2 oz. Shredded Swiss Cheese
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    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Base
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    1 oz. Crispy Fried Onions
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 8" square casserole dish
  • 1 Medium Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Stem and mince parsley. Pat chicken breasts dry. On a separate cutting board, cut chicken in 1" cubes, and season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Sear the Chicken

    Sear the Chicken

    Heat a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and chicken pieces to hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 3-5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Chicken will continue cooking in a later step. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Mushrooms

    Cook the Mushrooms

    Return pan used to sear chicken to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, mushrooms, and ¼ tsp. salt to hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3-5 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Start the Casserole

    Start the Casserole

    Add Arborio rice to pan with mushrooms. Stir constantly until rice is lightly toasted, 1 minute. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Casserole

    Finish the Casserole

    Add 1¼ cups water, Swiss cheese, Parmesan, chicken base, and half the parsley (reserve remaining for garnish) to pan. Stir thoroughly and transfer to prepared casserole dish. Cover and bake until liquid has been absorbed and rice is al dente, 20-22 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and stir. Rest 5 minutes.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Top casserole with crispy onions and remaining parsley. Serve directly out of casserole dish.