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Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

The whole family will love this healthy Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto Recipe. The risotto is delicious enough to eat on its own!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Thighs, farro, risotto
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
Grilled Rosemary Chicken
  • 4-5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 large garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 1 lb. skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into cutlets
  • Salt and Pepper
Farro Risotto
  • 1 3/4 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1.5 cups uncooked pearled farro
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 cups kale, stemmed and sliced
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Grilled Rosemary Chicken
  1. In a large dish combine the 3 Tablespoons olive oil, rosemary, lemon juice, and 4 cloves of garlic. Marinate the chicken in the oil-rosemary mixture for at least 30 minutes, and up to 8 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until done (depending on thickness of each piece). Place cooked chicken on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into thin slices. Cover loosely with tin foil to keep warm until the risotto is cooked.
Farro Risotto
  1. While the chicken is marinating, heat a large pot over medium-low heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Once hot, add the onions and thyme. Saute for 4 minutes, until soft. Add 1/2 Tablespoon more of the oil and add the remaining garlic to the pan. Saute for 30 seconds, then add the farro. Cook for 1 additional minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the white wine to the pot and deglaze the bottom, scraping up any brown bits. Stir in 1 cup of the chicken stock and cook 5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring frequently. Add remaining stock mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently until liquid is absorbed before adding more (about 30 more minutes).
  3. Stir in the kale and cook for 2 minutes, until wilted. Remove pan from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Serve the chicken over the farro risotto and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light