Creamy Tomato-Chicken Risotto

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(1) 1 Review
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

8 servings

Made with bite-size chunks of chicken and a glorious sauce made with blended cream cheese and tomatoes, this creamy risotto is comfort food at its best.

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  • Blend cream cheese and half the tomatoes in blender until smooth; set aside. Heat 1/4 cup dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 min. or until done, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • Cook carrots, onions and rice in remaining dressing in same skillet 3 min. or until rice is opaque, stirring frequently. Add peppers; stir. Gradually add 1-1/2 cups hot water; cook 5 min. or until water is completely absorbed, stirring occasionally. Repeat with remaining water, adding in batches and returning chicken to skillet with the last batch of water.
  • Stir in cream cheese mixture and remaining tomatoes; cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard pepper halves. Stir in cilantro.

Special Extra

Sprinkle with 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese just before serving.

How to Make Creamy Risotto

For creamy rice, be sure to start with hot water, adding it in small batches as directed in the recipe.

For Spicier Risotto

Chop the seeded jalapeño pepper before adding to the cooked vegetable mixture. Do not remove the cooked peppers from the risotto before serving.

Servings

  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Low sodium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 2 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

With three different food groups, this Italian-inspired rice dish makes one delicious meal. It's low in fat, low in calories, low in sodium and high in vitamin A, thanks to the carrots.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 320
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
   
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • ajschueler23 |

    I used fresh tomatoes in place of one of the cans of tomatoes. The recipe needs salt, but is otherwise good.

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