Chicken and Pea Risotto

More Slimming World goodness here…

This is a perfect “I’ve gotten home late and can’t be arsed to cook” recipe. Apart from a bit of chopping, stirring and kettle boiling, it’s super easy and only takes half an hour.

Plus it makes loads, so you can keep some for later in the week and/or lunches.


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 finely chopped celery stick (I actually used two)
  • 1 finely chopped leek (I again actually used two)
  • Fry-lite
  • 283g dried risotto rice (I used normal long grain rice)
  • 2 pints chicken stock
  • 227g frozen peas
  • 283g cooked chicken cut into strips/shredded

Spray a wok or deep frying pan in Fry-Lite and cook the onion, celery and leek in it for about 15 minutes to soften them. Then stir in the risotto rice. Heat the chicken stock (or just make it with a stock cube and boiling water) and gradually add it to the rice, stirring well and letting the rice absorb the liquid between each addition.

After 10 minutes of this, add the frozen peas and continue to cook for 18-20 minutes — or until the rice is cooked. About 10 minutes into this stir in the chicken so it heats through.

And genuinely, that is it.

Such an easy recipe. The biggest problem I had with it was that I dropped the jug and broke it.

Sorry for a boring post, but it’s really just a simple and delicious recipe. So, so lovely. Nice and moist and tasty and healthy. Lush.

A few more photos over here, but really you don’t need them. Simple, nommy recipe. Yay!


    • Amy says

      Hi Leo. If you look at the ingredients you’ll see that there’s nothing in this that has a Syn value on Extra Easy, so it’s free x

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