Chicken, Bacon and Leek Risotto

//Chicken, Bacon and Leek Risotto

Originally posted to our Facebook page 1st November, 2013.

After a lot of trialling I have found a risotto recipe that everyone likes. My partner in particular likes this one and it is full of flavour.

I always use store bought chicken stock and I find that it gives it a real flavour kick. You can vary what you use of course. People rave about thermomade chicken stocks and pastes. I’m yet to try making these myself.

I add asparagus and spinach to this also if I have some in the house for extra veggies. Peas would work well too.


Chicken, Bacon and Leek Risotto
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  2. 1 leek, roughly chopped
  3. 5 slices shortcut bacon, diced
  4. 2 large chicken breasts, diced
  5. 10g olive oil
  6. 360g arborio rice
  7. 1 litre of liquid chicken stock (or 1 litre of water with 2 tabs veggie stock concentrate added)
  8. Parmesan cheese, for garnishing
  1. Place leek and garlic into bowl. Blitz on speed 9 for 5 secs. Scrape down.
  2. Add bacon and oil and cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  3. Attach whisk attachment.
  4. Add chicken and cook at 100 degrees, speed 1 for 5 minutes.
  5. Open lid and scrape the chicken off the butterfly and scrape down the bowl.
  6. Add rice and liquid.
  7. Cook at 100 degrees, reverse, speed 1 for 18 minutes.
  8. Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
  1. You may know the whisk attachment as a "butterfly attachment".
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By |2014-06-30T17:56:14+00:00May 26th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|2 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.


  1. Sara June 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Is this meant to say leek and onion or leek and garlic?

    • Peta June 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Edited to say leek and garlic. Thanks!

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