More primo dishes for your Italian dinners, let’s now present to you another risotto masterpiece, Risotto with Asparagus and Chicken.
The Versatile Meat
Chicken is among the most flavorful meats in the world. Why do you think chicken bouillon are among the most popular ingredients to main dishes? And if you have sampled an authentic Italian chicken cacciatore or any other simple chicken dishes, you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Moreover, it’s a very versatile meat. You can efficiently lend it any flavor you want, or add any sauce and it will still taste awesome, whether it’s Alfredo, pesto, or tomato-based. Clearly, you can do a lot of different things with chicken meat.
The Healthy Protein
On top of its wonderful and versatile flavor, chicken meat, especially the lean part and without the skin, is a much healthier fare than pork, beef, or any other red meat. And of course, since it is meat, it is still a good source of protein. So if you want to eat healthy, or just on a strict diet, chicken dishes are great and filling, without having to feel guilty about it. Although, if you really want healthy dishes, you have to make sure that the rest of the ingredients are also equally fresh and nutritious for the entire recipes to be “guilt-free,” as they say.
Other nutritional benefits chicken meat has are:
Calcium – good for your bones, teeth, liver and kidneys. It also helps reduce the risk of bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
Selenium – good for your metabolism and is an antioxidant, which has anti-cancer properties.
Phosphorous – also good for the bones and teeth, as well as the heart. It also helps in the absorption of riboflavin and niacin.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
Vitamin A – very good for the eyes.
Vitamin B6 – boosts energy and aids in metabolic cellular reactions. It’s also very good for keeping healthy blood vessels.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – has anti-cancer properties
Homocysteine – an amino acid that is good for the heart.
Risotto with Asparagus and Chicken Recipe
Now, for a scrumptious chicken dish, here’s an authentic Italian risotto with asparagus and chicken.
Risotto with Asparagus and Chicken
This risotto with asparagus and chicken is simply the best way to cook chicken and risotto, it combines perfectly.