Chicken Risotto with Lemon and Asparagus

Wow! I loved this! Great flavours and all free on No Count!  If following WW Flex, use Frylight (or an alternative) instead of olive oil and it would just be 5sp for the rice.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • a tbsp olive oil (from daily allowance)
  • an onion, finely chopped
  • a tsp mixed herbs
  • 100g brown rice
  • rind of one lemon, grated
  • juice of one lemon
  • 50g Eatlean protein cheese, grated (26g per person is free) – available from Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose or online
  • 60g rocket
  • 50g asparagus, cut each stalk into three


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion for a couple of minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice, lemon juice, lemon rind and mixed herbs, and then add the stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Leave to simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the chicken pieces in a wok/deep frying pan sprayed with Frylight.
  5. Add the rice to the chicken, and stir in the asparagus.
  6. Season to taste and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the risotto from the heat and stir in half the protein cheese and all of the rocket.
  8. Serve and sprinkle over the remainder of the cheese.
  9. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Chicken Risotto with Lemon and Asparagus”

  1. Have you tried the short grain brown rice from Holland and Barratt? It’s brilliant for risottos. I shall be making this tonight.

    1. Hi Judi 🤗💕 Thanks for letting me know about the rice – I’ll look out for some. 👍🏻💕 Hope you enjoy this tonight 😋💕 Helen xxxxx

    1. Hi Amanda, brown rice is free on No Count and that’s what I use in all the recipes 👍🏻💕 Helen xxxxx

  2. Looks delicious, will DEFINITLY try. I am currently doing Flex but considering moving to No Count as I also have to follow a Low Fodmap diet for IBS so have to be very careful when choosing which foods I eat and I make everything from scratch . So glad I came upon your site . Lots of great information and ideas. Thank you !

    1. Hi and thank you Angela:-) If you do a lot of cooking from scratch, No Count would be perfect for you – the meals keep you fuller for longer and there’s not as much need for snacks between them. Hope you have a lovely day:-) Helen xxxxxxx

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