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chicken and corn risotto

Risotto Recipe: Chicken and Corn Risotto

  • Author: Patty
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


delicious sweet corn paired with chicken in a creamy risotto


  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 1/24 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb chicken strips
  • 2 TBS olive oil, divided
  • 2 ears of corn on the cob
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp butter


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. As the water is coming to a boil, peel the corn.
  • When boiling drop in the ears of corn and let boil for five minutes and then run under cold water. Keep a cup of the corn water for the risotto.
  • Alternatively, place stripped ears in a small microwave safe baking dish with about a half cup of water. Microwave on high for two minutes. Let cool.
  • Cut the kernels off of the cob and set aside.
  • Heat a small fry pan over medium high heat. Add about 1 TBS olive oil.
  • Add the chicken strips and sprinkle generously with salt. Pan fry until they are cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add 1 TBS olive oil. Stir in the rice to coat. Heat the rice through then add the white wine.
  • Heat the chicken broth in a small pot and keep it warm
  • Stir until the rice absorbs most of the wine.
  • Add the chicken broth, a cup at a time, stirring constantly until it is absorbed by the rice. When there is about 1 cup left add the corn and cheese to the risotto and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the last of the chicken broth and when it is just about absorbed add in the chicken pieces and heat through.
  • If the risotto looks dry pour in some of the corn water and stir until it is creamy.
  • Finish with a tsp of butter.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.


This will serve two generously

Keywords: risotto, risotto for two, chicken risotto, corn risotto