Chicken and Goat Cheese Risotto Recipe – Use up Leftovers

I used to work in a restaurant and love cooking and being inventive with whatever is in my fridge or store cupboard. I tend to find bland food a bit boring, so normally go for spicy food and a strong flavour, but if you like a mild flavour, you can just cut down on the quantities I use in my recipes

chicken goats cheese risotto3.png

Save Yourself Some Time –

It helps to organize all your equipment and ingredients before you start,

or gather all the herbs and spices whilst the onion is frying

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min   Cook time: 10 min     Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 2 Portions


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (or other cooking oil)
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 – 4 oz.(50 – 100 gm) Cooked Chicken
  • 1 ½ -2 Mugs Cooked Rice, (if starting off with uncooked rice, risotto or paella rice have the best textured for this dish)
  • ¾ Mug Milk
  • 1 oz. (25 gm) Goat Milk Cheese
  • 1 Clove
  • ¼ teaspoon mixed spice (or nutmeg or cinnamon)
  • A tiny sprinkle of crushed chilli seeds or Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs – any of marjoram, parsley, oregano, coriander or mixed herbs
  • Salt to taste

NB: The measurement of ingredients above is for your guidance only –

Precise measurement of the ingredients is unnecessary – you can add more or less of any of them, to suit your preference or what you have available.

Instructions for Cooking Chicken and Goat Cheese Risotto:

  1. If you haven’t got any cooked rice, put some on to boil now, whilst preparing the other ingredients
  2. Peel and chop the onion into small pieces and fry gently in the oil for about 5 minutes, to let it sweat and brown slightly without crisping it, stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the pan
  3. Peel and crush the garlic, chop it finely and add to the onions; keep stirring
  4. Add the cooked chicken and cooked rice and stir into the mixture
  5. Add the cooked chicken and cooked rice and stir into the mixture
  6. Add salt if necessary (don’t forget the rice might already have been cooked with salt)
  7. Continue to cook and stir on a gentle heat until the cheese has melted and rice has absorbed most of the liquid (about 5 minutes). If it dries out, stir in a tablespoon of water. Make sure all the ingredients are spread evenly through the mixture.
  8. Then serve

You Can Buy Goat Cheese Online


Montchevre Organic Goat Cheese Plain

Creamy, organic Goat Cheese, vacuum packed and absolutely amazing!

How to Make the Real Italian Risotto:

YouTube Video – How to Make The Real Italian Risotto

See More of my Recipe Ideas Using Leftovers:

How to Use up Chicken & Turkey Leftovers After Your Thanksgiving Dinner: Nine Quick Easy Recipes –Turn even the smallest amounts of chicken or turkey leftovers into a tasty meal: use them to make paella, vol-au-vents, risotto, pilaff, stirfry, chicken supreme, soup & sandwiches

How to Make Bread-and-Butter Pudding Using Up Stale Bread – Quick and Easy Recipe Bread and Butter Pudding is a traditional English recipe which is very quick and cheap to make, using a couple of slices of stale bread. So if you hate wasting food, here is a recipe for a delicious pudding. You can prepare it in 5 minutes or less

Chicken Supreme – Quick and Easy Recipe for Christmas Turkey or Chicken Leftovers Chicken supreme originated in Russia. Use up the remains of your celebration turkey dinner or Sunday chicken roast with this simple recipe, using chicken or turkey. Easy Beginner’s level in cookery

Do Leave a Comment Below – I love to hear from people

Tagged: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: