Easy Chicken & Prawn Risotto Recipe

At Fresh, we love a good risotto, and so does the family. This chicken and prawn risotto recipe is like a Spanish Paella and is cooked from raw in your oven. The rice can be a little soft but it’s absolutely delicious and very easy to cook.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 250g/9oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g/10oz risotto rice
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets, halved
  • 200g/7oz chorizo, thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints hot chicken stock
  • pinch of saffron strands
  • 8 large, raw prawns
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C. Place the cherry tomatoes in a roasting tin and sprinkle over the red onion, garlic and olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes until the tomatoes are softened.
  2. Stir in the rice, chicken, chorizo, rosemary, chicken stock, saffron and some salt and pepper, mixing well together. Return to the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the prawns and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
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