Pinot Noir Risotto With Rosemary Chicken

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1 (750-milliliter) bottle Pinot Noir
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
2 large shallots, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 leeks, cut into 2-inch strips
1 celery stalk, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio rice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs

Preparation

Heat wine and broth in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots and next 4 ingredients, and sauté until tender. Add rice, and sauté, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; add 1/2 cup hot wine mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat procedure with remaining wine mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. (Cooking time about 30 minutes.) Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and parsley; keep warm.

Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 teaspoon pepper, and chopped fresh rosemary evenly over chicken.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken lengthwise into slices, cutting to within 1/2 inch of opposite end. Spoon risotto onto serving plate. Top with chicken, spreading slices to fan; garnish, if desired.

Note:

October 1997
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