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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

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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

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Recipes my Mother Taught me

My Mother was an Excellent Cook – Many of the things I cook today were recipes my mother taught me

I have made several Recipe web pages,featuring quick and easy recipes with cheap ingredients – you might like to take a look:

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Lovely Pink Borscht

I love it, my children hate it!



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Chopped Liver

My Mother’s Recipe for Chopped Liver – a Family Favourite

  • This is a traditional cheap, quick and easy recipe for Chopped Chicken Liver – a nutritious, delicious and slimming pate – my Mother would always have this waiting for us when we visited, and I always associate chopped liver with her



An English Brunch to Dream About

I’m almost swooning just thinking about this!

It all started as I sat at my trusty computer and smelt bacon cooking as it wafted into my room from the kitchen. Full of hope and greed, I wandered through to the kitchen, only to find that my partner had cooked himself breakfast and eaten all the bacon without offering me any.

 That bacon smell is so pungent and so good that, some years ago, it actually caused my daughter to come off her year-long stint of being a vegetarian, but that’s a different story.

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Anyway, much saddened and disappointed, I looked around to see what was in the fridge, to give myself a mid-day treat. And this is what I found:

  • A small piece of supermarket flatbread with goats milk and caramellised onions
  • 2 Slices of bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms

I put the flatbread in the oven for 10 minutes, and cooked the bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms to perfection on my grill pan. I knew this was going to be good – the aroma had all my senses going before I even sat down to eat it.

When I served it onto my plate, lovingly and artistically, I knew this was going to be one of the best brunches I could ever have, so I photographed it to share with you all. Sorry you can’t smell or taste it – Me, I was left almost swooning with delight and anticipation.

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 After the photography session I sat down and consumed it happily, safe in the knowledge that it was a hundred times better than the meal my partner didn’t cook for me.

Here’s a Shopping Tote I designed on Zazzle:

You can put your own pictures and/or wording on all sorts of products, or buy something you see, like this Tomato Tote  Bag: