Hey there, fellow grilling enthusiasts! It's Mark, aka the Grillionaire, here to share with you one of my favorite non-grill recipes that my family and I absolutely love. I know, I know - you're probably wondering why a grilling expert is talking about a non-grill recipe. But trust me, this Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto is so delicious, it's worth taking a break from the grill for.
As a grilling expert, I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to elevate classic recipes. And let me tell you, this risotto does not disappoint. The combination of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and parmesan cheese make for a flavor explosion that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken.
But let's focus on the risotto for now. This recipe is a family favorite of mine, and for good reason. The creamy texture and bold flavors make it a standout dish that everyone will enjoy. Plus, it's surprisingly easy to make - even for those who aren't kitchen experts.
First things first, gather your ingredients. You'll need 4 cups of chicken stock, ¼ cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes, 5 cloves of minced garlic, 1.5 cups of arborio rice, 1 cup of dry white wine, 2 tablespoons of butter, ⅔ cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese, 4 oz of fresh spinach, salt and pepper, and, of course, 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
To start, heat up your grill and season your chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Grill them for 6-8 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through. While your chicken is grilling, get started on the risotto.
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté your garlic and sun-dried tomatoes for a minute or two until fragrant. Add your arborio rice to the skillet and stir it around until it's coated with the oil in the skillet. Pour in your dry white wine and cook, stirring constantly, until the wine is absorbed by the rice.
From here, you'll gradually add your chicken stock, one cup at a time, stirring constantly until each cup of liquid is absorbed before adding more. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until your rice is tender and creamy.
Once your risotto is cooked, stir in your butter, parmesan cheese, and fresh spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, slice your cooked chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and add them to your risotto. Give everything a good stir to combine all the flavors.
And voila! You've got yourself a delicious and hearty Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto that's sure to impress. This recipe has become a family favorite in my household, and I'm sure it will in yours too.
Just because you're a grilling expert doesn't mean you can't appreciate a good non-grill recipe every now and then. This Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto is the perfect dish to mix things up in the kitchen and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills. Give it a try and let me know what you think!