Chicken and Spinach Risotto

This simple and delicious Chicken and Spinach Risotto combines Minute® Instant White Rice with chicken and vegetables for a 20-minute dinner!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Treat yourself for dinner tonight with this tasty, restaurant-style Chicken and Spinach Risotto. With tender chicken, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and nutty Parmesan cheese, it’s a complete meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

    Step 2

  • Add spinach, broth, rice and tomatoes and mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 3

  • Stir in Parmesan cheese.

    Recipe Tips

    For bolder flavor and a more authentic dish, substitute 1/2 cup of the chicken broth with 1/2 cup of dry white wine.

    You can also try this dish with Romano cheese for a lighter flavor.

Delicious and Easy

Inspired by Italy, this is a restaurant-quality meal that’s ready in minutes. Our delicious Chicken and Spinach Risotto combines Minute® Instant White Rice with tender chicken, baby spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Your family will love these familiar flavors presented in a new way! Even when work is busy and the days are long, Minute® Rice recipes make it possible to cook a complete, homemade meal in minutes. Don’t believe us? Try one tonight! Quick, easy and incredibly tasty, many are made with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

A traditional Northern Italian dish, risotto is hearty, creamy and very popular. Made of rice cooked slowly in broth, it can be made with chicken, seafood, vegetables or plain with butter and Parmesan cheese. With chicken and vegetables in the mix, this recipe is a complete dinner you can feel good about serving any day of the week.

Make it Vegetarian

Make this dish vegetarian by replacing the chicken broth with vegetable broth and using sliced mushrooms, broccoli or tofu in place of the chicken.