Smoked Chicken Risotto with Lemon Grass


Smoky and tender Applewood Smoked Chicken keeps this simple dish tasting hearty but feeling light. You’ll want to make this one again and again.

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 35 Min
Total Time: 55 Min
Serves: Serves 6


  • 2 1/2 C risotto rice (uncooked)
  • 4 C low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 C asparagus, cut in pieces
  • 1/2 lb Nueske's Smoked Chicken, shredded
  • 1 green onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 sticks of lemon grass
  • 1 Serrano chili, finely diced and seeded


Bring 2 cups water to boil with the 4 sticks of lemon grass in it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining 2 c. broth and the rice and continue to boil for an additional 10 minutes. Then remove the lemon grass. Continue to simmer until the rice is cooked, yet firm, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve hot.


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