Unlock the Secrets to a Quick and Creamy Chicken Risotto!

Dive into the creamy, comforting world of risotto without the fuss. Our easy Chicken Risotto recipe transforms everyday ingredients into a gourmet meal that feels like a treat. With just a few simple steps and the secret weapon of rotisserie chicken, you’re ready to serve a dish that tastes like it took hours of meticulous stirring.

Making Chicken Risotto with a Costco rotisserie chicken not only simplifies the cooking process but also infuses your dish with flavor right from the start. This method cuts down on prep time and ensures that your risotto is richly seasoned and hearty, perfect for a satisfying family dinner.

Rotisserie Chicken Risotto

Chicken Risotto Recipe


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth, warmed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Cook the Onion and Garlic: In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sautéing until translucent.
  2. Toast the Rice: Add the Arborio rice to the pan, stirring to coat with oil. Toast the rice until it’s slightly translucent around the edges.
  3. Deglaze with Wine: Pour in the white wine (if using), stirring constantly until it is fully absorbed.
  4. Add Broth: Gradually add the chicken broth, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly. Wait until each addition is almost fully absorbed before adding the next.
  5. Add Chicken: Once the rice is tender yet still al dente, stir in the shredded chicken, heating through.
  6. Finish with Cheese and Butter: Remove from heat. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and butter until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve: Garnish with fresh parsley and additional Parmesan if desired.

Side Dishes:

  • Steamed Asparagus: Lightly seasoned with olive oil and lemon zest.
  • Caprese Salad: Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze.
  • Garlic Bread: Crispy and golden, perfect for sopping up any leftover creamy sauce.

Approximate Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 4 servings):

  • Calories: 450-500
  • Protein: 25-30 grams
  • Total Fat: 15-20 grams
    • Saturated Fat: 7-8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 50-55 grams
    • Fiber: 2-3 grams
  • Sodium: 700-750 mg

This Chicken Risotto recipe provides a balanced, comforting meal that combines the convenience of pre-cooked chicken with the luxurious texture of risotto, making it a perfect choice for an easy yet elegant dinner.

If you are looking for more Costco Rotisserie Chicken Recipes then check out our full guide here!


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