Lime and Chicken Risotto

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings4 people


  • 1 bunch spring onion (s)
  • 3 lime (s) (organic)
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 400 g rice (risotto rice)
  • ml 1,200 meat or vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves garlic)
  • 400 g chicken breast fillet (s)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 80 g parmesan, freshly rated
  • 2 handfuls basil


  • Wash and clean the spring onions, cut the green and white pieces separately into rings. Wash the limes with hot water and finely grate 1 tablespoon.
  • Melt 2 tablespoon butter. Sweat the white onion rings and rice in them until translucent while stirring. Deglaze with the lime juice and boil down completely over high heat. Then pour in 2 scoops of stock and cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes until the rice is swollen. Stir frequently and pour in the broth again and again until everything is used up.
  • Peel and squeeze the garlic. Cut the meat into 2 cm cubes. Shortly before the end of the cooking time, season the meat with salt and pepper, mix in the garlic and fry in the oil over medium heat until golden brown.
  • Then stir into the risotto and cook for another 2 - 3 minutes. Now mix in the lime zest, the green onion rings and the parmesan. Season again with salt and pepper and serve sprinkled with basil.
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