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Pesto Chicken Farro Risotto

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Apr 29, 2014

Pesto Chicken Farro Risotto
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 5 h
  • TOTAL
  • 5h 10m

Farro, an ancient (and slow-cooking) whole grain is a nutty, chewy and delicious alternative to rice for a rich risotto.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 6

  • 2 1/4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Dry Farro Grains
  • 6 stalk Fresh GREEN ONIONS
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 cup Pesto
  • 3 oz Parmesan, Hard Cheese

DIRECTIONS

1 Combine chicken, chicken stock, farro, green onions, kosher salt and ground black pepper in a slow cooker.
2 Cover and cook 6 to 7 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high.
3 Before serving, shred the chicken with two forks.
4 Stir in 1/4 cup of jarred or homemade pesto. Top with freshly grated Parmesan to serve.