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Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet Potato and Chicken Risotto


One of my favorite meals to eat out is Brio's Sweet Potato and Chicken Risotto.
I found the recipe online and tried it.
Yum!



Sweet Potato and Chicken Risotto

Ingredients


2 ounces olive oil
4 ounces pancetta  (I used 6 slices of bacon)
12 ounces sweet potatoes, roasted, recipe below (I used butternut squash, roasted the same way.  Our
       Sams Club sells it peeled, seeded, diced, and ready to cook)
8 ounces asparagus, grilled, cut on a diagonal (I roasted in the oven with the squash)
24 ounces chicken stock (3 cups)
24 ounces risotto, cooked (recipe below)
12 ounces pulled oven-roasted chicken (3 cups ~ I used meat from a rotisserie chicken)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 tablespoons Reggiano or Parmesan cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)
4 pinches salt and pepper (I used 1/2 t salt and dash of pepper)
4 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted (place in 350 degrees oven for five minutes and toast till golden brown) I omitted)
4 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped (I used pinch of dried)

Preparation

Heat oil in a sauté pan.
Add pancetta & sauté until golden brown and crispy.
Add sweet potatoes, asparagus, chicken stock and risotto.
Stir to combine
Add chicken, butter, Reggiano or Parmesan, salt and pepper.
Stir to mix.
Place on a serving plate and garnish with pine nuts and thyme.

Serves 4

Roasted sweet potatoes
Dice 2 sweet potatoes, mix with salt and pepper and olive oil to coat. Place in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes and cook until slight browning occurs.


Risotto

Ingredients

1 quart chicken stock
2 cups water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1 cup Arborio rice
½ cup white wine
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Preparation

In a large pot, heat the stock and 2 cups water over medium low heat.
In a risotto pot or large skillet with a rounded bottom, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium to medium-high heat.  Add the onions and garlic to pan and saute to soften 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in the rice and heat the rice for one to two minutes, then add the wine and cook until evaporated.
Add in the hot stock a few ladles at a time and stir for a minute with each addition to develop the starch and the creamy aspect. Total cooking time will be about 18 minutes or so. Keep adding stock each time the pan starts to become dry at the edges.
When rice is cooked to al dente, stir in the butter.






I will certainly make this again and again.
Hope you like it, too!

68 comments:

  1. Looks yummy and smells wonderful! Will there be coffee after dinner?

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    1. of course! :) I'm glad you can smell it, too!

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    2. I'll bring the cookies. Do you like molasses crinkles?

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    3. one of my favorites! The perfect ending to this meal! yum!
      How are your sprouts? Taking over the house yet? :)

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    4. They're growing. Pretty soon I'll turn 'em into salad. :)

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  2. Holy Moley! That's not a recipe, it's a novel!

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    1. You can't whip it up in 15 minutes...more like 90. ha. Although the second time, I'll be faster since I'll know what I'm doing. :) Wish I could hand you a plate of it!

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    2. mmm...like a nice rissoto...bet that is good with sweet potato...

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    3. You do? Oh gosh... that's so sweet. :) I'd love it.

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    4. of course it was sweet. :)

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    5. Yeah. Some habits are hard to break.

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  3. Betsyy risotto is absolutely nice and this rrcipe sounds so good!

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    1. It was SO good...and since The Mister and I were the only ones that ate it, we had leftovers the next night...and it was still yummy! :)

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  5. Wow that is quite the long recipe
    Today at your sea
    Think the longest one I've seen here too
    Sounds like it is much enjoyed by you
    But potatoes are like my most dreaded food ever
    Those go in my mouth never..haha

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    1. Well, I did change the sweet potatoes to butternut squash
      but wasn't expecting you to want a plate-ful. Oh gosh.

      I suppose you'd want to say
      "I really needed a good can of Pringles"
      sound familiar? Oh, that cracked me up. :)

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    2. LOL yeah that does sound oddly familar to me
      I think it was Orlin with his Orlinese who said that little spiel with glee...hahaha

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    3. Nope it was Jeremiah.
      You forgot? My, oh my. ha.

      how was that for clever rhyming?

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    4. hahaha I never forget one bit
      That was a sarcasm hit
      And I see what you did there
      As she looked at something bare...haha
      Clever indeed
      Here at your feed

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    5. I try to be clever, I really do.
      Glad that one didn't get by you.

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    6. hahaha you do well
      Ringing the clever bell

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  6. I just tried to reach through the computer screen and grab your plate! Mmmm, my mouth is watering.

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    1. wish you lived close enough for me to bring you some!

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  7. Hi Betsy.I have had this as well.Its good,but my favorite food is greek food,Im a little partial to that lol.Nothing compares to it!

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    1. I'm not sure I've eaten a lot of Greek food! You should post some of your favorite recipes!

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  8. oh, my!! sounds soooooo yummy! thanks, bestsy! tanna

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  9. mmm, looks tasty! I like the asparagus in there and the convenience of rotisserie chicken! I'm sure I would like it!

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    1. I love those rotiserrie chickens...I use them for everything...chicken pie, soups, etc.

      Hey, we had your corn muffins for dinner tonight. SO good!

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    2. oh goody! I have some frozen ones, maybe I'll have one for lunch :) thanks for the reminder. hope you have a wonderful day!!

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    3. just one? how can you stop at just one???

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  10. I'm left wondering if your boys added anything such as ketchup. After-all its not uncommon to add the fancy condiment to most food.

    Looks yummy!

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    1. on the triplets didn't touch it. Although one of them loved ketchup on everything! haha.

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  11. Thanks for the recipe...I will definitely give this a try
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. I'm yet to cook a palatable risotto! LOL!! I never know about the rice - I'm not that confident! Thank heavens for the wine! LOL!

    Yours looks deliciously perfect!! Take care
    x

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    1. I hope you try this one, kitty....at least do the risotto part and then you can make it into any flavor you want!

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    1. thanks, nanny. How's the knee? You need someone to make this for you!

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  14. So yummy looking. I've never tried making risotto...so time consuming. I'm more of a minute rice kind of person, but I think I will give this a try.

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    1. Me, too Janice. I like to have dinner made in 30 minutes or less! But if you have an afternoon to spend at leisure in the kitchen, this is a good recipe. And the leftovers were yummy, too!

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  15. Oh Betsy this looks so good! I love EVERYTHING about it. WEll, except the part where I have to make it.
    :)

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    1. haha...I'll have to have you over! :)

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  16. Betsy, this really looks delicious and bet it is! how nice of you to share the recipe!! my dear you have been tagged by me :-) please visit my blog
    http://birdssongs.blogspot.com/2012/02/bb.html (sorry i haven't been around lately, the days were just so busy ...)

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    1. A tag you say? I haven't done the one Rebecca sent me yet! haha. OK...I'll come over and take a look.

      Busy is good!

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    2. lol ... i guess it's time consuming to be a star and popular ;-) ... take your time i would too but as we gonna travel soon i wanted to have it done! haha

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    3. oh no, no...me? More likely it's time consuming doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms. ha. I'll come see it today. :)

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  17. well, to me you are a star my dear ;-)

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  18. meant in a good way (just in case it has any double sense in english - i always freak out abt making a stupid misunderstanding as i don't feel the language ... )

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    1. and obviously i forgot how to use reply being away for one week ... ha!

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    2. no, I'm not a star...just a zoo keeper and animal feeder....and I have five men to keep in line. lol...

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    3. "no, I'm not a star..."

      Oh, come on now. Of course you are! Very much.

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    4. that's what makes you even better then a star ;-)
      night time here ... i'm going to take a well needed rest
      oh, 1 more story ... i managed to throw to the trash 15euros bonus for from the store (forgot abt having it ) & i remembered abt it while putting my son to sleep so yes, i went through the trash and found it - it's bit greasy (yikes) but they will have to take it! haha

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    5. Silver...you have stars in your eyes! lol.

      Birdie ~ I can totally relate to that. I've dug through the trash for all kinds of things! Good night! :)

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    6. Only when my cameras are turned on, doll.

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    7. strat...I really need to find those!

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    1. Hi Gloria! I'm doing well! Are you having a good day?

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    2. Yes dear I come to see my family brother that kive in other beach, we come tu lunch

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    3. well that sounds like fun! I haven't been to the beach in years.

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  20. well Bet sy with all you make you are an star dear:)

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    1. well, if I'm a star, then so are you! :)

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  21. nahhh! Im not dear, only laundry, IRON, cook and tec,etc. ha

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    1. well, yes, you ARE the ironing queen. :)

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  22. Yes I am betsy!!:)) well something is something!

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    1. haha...that is true. And you're cute and funny, too! :) I hope you're getting to eat someone else's cooking and take a break from the ironing a little while you are gone, though!

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    2. thanks Betsy, see you maybe later I dont know what I will arrive at the home we are, xxx

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