Pesto Chicken Risotto

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CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup

CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup

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•Made with chicken broth, seasoned chicken and cream
•Low in fat
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  • 2 cups (500 mL) water
  • 3/4 cup (185 mL) uncooked arborio rice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) half-moon zucchini slices
  • 1 cup (250 mL) red bell pepper strips
  • 1 can CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 1/2 tbsp (38 mL) basil pesto
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Heat water to a boil in small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in rice. Cover and set aside.
  2. Heat half of oil in large non-stick skillet at medium-high. Cook chicken until well browned on all sides – about 7 minutes. Add remaining oil,zucchini and pepper strips and cook for 3 minutes,stirring often. Reduce heat. Remove mixture from pan and keep warm.
  3. Combine soup and rice mixture in skillet. Simmer,covered,until rice is tender yet firm to the bite in centre – 12 to 15 minutes,stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in pesto. Return chicken and vegetable mixture to skillet,stir and heat through. Stir in lemon juice and serve immediately.

Recipe tips

  • Risotto’s characteristic creaminess yet slightly chewy rice texture comes through in this easy,carefree twist on the classic recipe which calls for constant stirring during cooking. Serve at its creamy best as soon as it is ready.
  • When sweet peppers are in season,there is often a colourful array available! Choose red,green,orange or yellow peppers to cut into strips – or use a mixture of colours – and add your own twist to this dish.

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    June 28, 2015

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Amount Per Serving
Calories 410
Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 590 mg
Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fibre 2 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
  • One serving of vegetables
  • Excellent source of protein

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