Low Syn Chicken and Mushroom Risotto | Slimming World

Everyone has their own idea of a comfort food. One of ours is this Low Syn Chicken and Mushroom Risotto.
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Low Syn Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Risotto is a Northern Italian dish, made with a high starch, medium or short grain white rice. These rices absorb liquids and release starch and this is what gives risotto its creamy consistency.

If you fancy something a bit different you can try using a Rice, Barley & Spelt mix instead of the usual Arborio rice. We used the Gallo 3 Grain Rice, Barley & Spelt Risotto mix and it was AMAZING!…….tastes great cold for lunch the next day too!!

Serve it with a crisp salad for a perfect Slimming World Extra Easy meal.

If you’re a fan of risotto why not try our Syn Free Prawn and Asparagus Risotto.

Low Syn Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

We use Frylight when ever we need to replace oil to sauté things. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The   Olive Oil Flavour is perfect for Low Syn Chicken and Mushroom Risotto as olive oil is a key ingredient in Italian cooking.

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Low Syn Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

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Cooking Time

people 10 minutes 25 minutes

Calories

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440kcal 11

Smart Points

0.5

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
In a Pan
  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic, then add to the pan along with the diced chicken. Spray with low calorie cooking spray,
  2. Cook gently until the onions are soft, but not coloured
  3. Turn the heat up and add the rice and stir well. Then add the mushrooms, stock cubes and white wine vinegar if you're using it
  4. Stir until the liquid has cooked into the rice, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Keep adding ladlefuls of water and stirring, allowing each ladleful to be absorbed before adding the next
  5. Carry on adding water until the rice is soft but with a slight bite. This will probably take about 30 minutes. If you are using peas and cooked sliced sausage add them just before the rice is cooked
  6. Immediately pour into a serving dish, stir in the parmesan and lemon juice, then cover for 5 minutes or so, to allow juices to soak in
In the Thermomix
  1. Place garlic and onion in Thermomix bowl and chop on speed 5 for 3 seconds
  2. Scrape down sides, add a few sprays of low fat cooking spray, chicken breast and saute for 4 minutes, 100°, reverse speed 1
  3. Add mushrooms, arborio rice, stock paste, water and cook for 16 minutes, 100°, reverse speed 1.5. Place simmering basket on top NOT the Measuring Cup! If you are using peas and cooked sliced sausage add them after 14 minutes then continue cooking
  4. Immediately pour into bowl or serving dish, stir in the parmesan and lemon juice, then cover for 5 minutes or so, to allow juices to soak in

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RECIPE NOTES
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8 Comments
  1. Would this recipe work in an instant pot? struggling to find a nice slimming world friendly risotto recipe for an instant pot 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah,

      We’ve not tried it in the IP, risotto really needs to be stirred to get the creamy texture, and that might be missing if you were to cook it in the IP 😊

  2. It doesn’t say where to add the water. It just starts talking about ‘the liquid’ and then talks about adding ‘stock’ bit by bit but the stock cubes themselves are already in the mix by that point. Some clarity re: this method would be good.

    1. Hi Danielle
      This may have already been amended. The ‘liquid’ referred to is the cooking liquid created by pan-frying the onions, chicken, mushrooms etc as detailed in steps 1 – 3. The recipe then talks about adding water a ladleful at a time, from step 4 onwards. Hopefully this has clarified the situation.

    1. Hi Sarah
      As the recipe only uses 8g of parmesan, it’s probably easier to syn what you use.
      (You get 30g of parmesan as HEA, and it goes a long way when it’s grated!)

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