One-pot cheesy risoni with chicken

A one-pot cheesy chicken pasta dish that’s easy to make for a quick midweek dinner.

Less than 45 minutes

Serves 4


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  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock 
  • 1 can (410g) tomatoes 
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 1¼ cups (250g) risoni  
  • Salt and milled pepper  
  • ½ packet (150g) Swiss chard, chopped 
  • 1 cup (250ml) grated white cheddar cheese + extra for serving 
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil 
  • 1 packet (4) chicken breast fillets 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) chicken stock 
  • 1 cup (250ml) each parsley and basil, chopped  



  1. Place 3 cups stock, tomatoes, garlic, risoni and seasoning in a pot over medium heat and bring to the boil.  
  2. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.  
  3. Remove from heat, stir in Swiss chard, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.  
  4. Stir in cheese.  
  5. Heat oil in a saucepan and brown chicken.  
  6. Add ¼ cup stock, season and cover.  
  7. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. 
  8. Shred chicken using two forks.  
  9. Scatter over parsley and basil and mix with the risoni.  
  10. Serve topped with extra grated cheese. 


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