Arugula and Mozzarella Arborio (Risotto) With Grilled Chicken

READY IN: 47mins
Recipe by EagleRocker

This recipe was adapted from the "Just Add Water" cookbook by Lauren Chattman. I love risotto but really don't like the clean up! This recipe is foolproof and tastes amazing. My husband and I have already started dreaming up new combinations for this quick and easy dinner. Enjoy!

Top Review by NorthwestGal

This was delicious. The two different cheeses added a very nice addition to the risotto. It's too cold outside for outdoor grilling, so I baked the chicken breasts using the marinade as listed. I will definitely make this again, though next time I think I might try spinach in place of the arugula (only because everyone in my family loves spinach but only moderately tolerates arugula). I made this for PAC Fall '08. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients for the the marinade in a bowl. Add chicken. Pierce with fork and thoroughly cover the chicken. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a large sauce pan. Add the rice and salt. Bring back to boil and continue to boil, stirring occasionally, until the rice in tender, 15-17 minutes.
  3. In a small frying pan, heat up olive oil. Saute mushrooms until tender and set aside.
  4. Grill the chicken.
  5. Drain the rice in a colander and put back into the hot pot. Stir in the cheeses, butter, arugula, and mushrooms.
  6. Slice the chicken breasts diagonally in half to make four pieces.
  7. Immediately divide the risotto among four plates and place the chicken on top of the risotto.
  8. Add black pepper to taste.

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