Chicken Carbonara Risotto

Enjoy a tasty and hassle-free meal for dinner with this creamy Chicken Carbonara Risotto made with Minute® Instant White Rice, chicken, bacon and Parmesan cheese!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup crisp bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Treat yourself to creamy goodness for dinner tonight! In just 15 minutes, you can proudly present this easy-to-make Chicken Carbonara Risotto to the whole family.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

    Step 2

  • Add in milk, soup and peas and bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Stir in bacon bits and Parmesan cheese.

Speedy Risotto

The perfect risotto doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming to make. While it can be a delicate process, we’ve created risotto recipes for today’s busy lifestyles. Inspired by the traditional dish, these versions are tasty yet easy and speedy and perfect for any day of the week. One of our favorites is this creamy Chicken Carbonara Risotto made with Minute® Instant White Rice, tender chicken, cream of chicken soup, peas, savory bacon bits and tasty Parmesan cheese.

You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make this delicious recipe! After making it, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever let your busy schedule get in the way of making great meals. In just 4 simple steps and 15 minutes, you’ll be enjoying a decadent meal straight from your kitchen. Simply cook the chicken, mix in the milk, soup and peas and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice and simmer. Add in the bacon bits and Parmesan cheese then blend until combined. That’s it! Once you try it, you’ll find yourself adding this simple and delicious recipe to your go-to list for busy days with little time for cooking.

Make it Vegetarian

For a vegetarian take on this dish, use cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken. Substitute the chicken breast and bacon bits for sliced mushrooms, spinach and onion for an equally delicious risotto with well-balanced flavors.