Almost Hands-Free Risotto with Chicken and Herbs

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2010

Classic risotto can demand half an hour of stovetop tedium for the best creamy results. Our goal was five minutes of stirring, tops.

SERVES6

TIME1½ hours

Almost Hands-Free Risotto with Chicken and Herbs

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a simplified risotto recipe, we swapped our saucepan for a thick, heavy-bottomed Dutch oven that trapped and distributed heat evenly and ensured our risotto cooked evenly. We seared bone-in chicken breasts and then poached them in the b...

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