Spicy Lemon Chicken Risotto Recipe

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Spicy Lemon Chicken Risotto
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  1. Combine the cumin, coriander, chilli, garlic, fresh coriander leaves and oil.
  2. Add the chicken and marinate for as long as possible.
  3. Grill until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Keep warm.
  5. If you prefer you can cut the chicken into small pieces before you marinate it.
  6. To make the risotto bring the chicken stock to a simmer.
  7. Keep hot on a low gas.
  8. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil.
  9. Add rice and stir until mixture is coated in oil.
  10. Add more oil if necessary.
  11. Add wine and stir until absorbed.
  12. Add half of the lemon juice and stir until absorbed.
  13. Add chicken stock, one ladle at a time and stir until all liquid is absorbed.
  14. If rice is still too chewy add some diluted stock, one ladle at a time, until rice is tender.
  15. Place spinach leaves in a colander and blanch with boiling water.
  16. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
  17. Stir through remaining lemon juice and finely chopped lemon rind.
  18. Stir spinach mix through risotto.
  19. Season to taste with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  20. Slice cooked chicken into small strips and stir through risotto.
  21. Serve topped with more cracked black pepper, lemon rind, fresh coriander leaves and parmesan cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1237.58 Kcal (5181 kJ)
Calories from fat 200.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.23g 34%
Cholesterol 91.22mg 30%
Sodium 1542.52mg 64%
Potassium 1641.88mg 35%
Total Carbs 166.55g 56%
Sugars 18.81g 75%
Dietary Fiber 5.42g 22%
Protein 60.56g 121%
Vitamin C 35.9mg 60%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 129.7mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 96.55 Kcal (404 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.73g 34%
Cholesterol 7.12mg 30%
Sodium 120.34mg 64%
Potassium 128.09mg 35%
Total Carbs 12.99g 56%
Sugars 1.47g 75%
Dietary Fiber 0.42g 22%
Protein 4.72g 121%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 60%
Iron 0.2mg 16%
Calcium 10.1mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.8
  • 29

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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