One-Pot Chicken Risoni with Crispy Salami Sensation


Indulge in the comforting embrace of our One-Pot Chicken Risoni with Crispy Salami Sensation, a dish that promises warmth, flavor, and convenience all in one. This culinary masterpiece artfully combines tender chicken pieces, deliciously nutty risoni (orzo), and the indulgent crunch of crispy salami, all harmoniously cooked together in a single pot. The melding of textures and flavors creates a delightful experience, while the aromatic herbs and spices envelop your senses. Perfect for busy weeknights or when you're craving something satisfying yet simple, this dish is sure to become a cherished addition to your recipe collection.

One-Pot Chicken Risoni with Crispy Salami Sensation

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 250 grams (8.8 ounces)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 800 mg


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) salami, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup risoni (orzo) pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (400 grams/14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the salami slices and cook until crispy. Remove and set aside on a paper towel to drain.
  2. In the same pot, add the chicken pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining olive oil, chopped onion, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  4. Stir in the risoni (orzo), cooking for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted. Add the chicken broth and diced tomatoes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Return the chicken to the pot. Stir in the dried oregano and basil. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the risoni is tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed.
  6. Stir in half of the crispy salami, reserving the rest for garnish.
  7. Spoon the chicken risoni into bowls. Top with the remaining crispy salami, fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a spicier kick, choose a hot variety of salami or add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Ensure the risoni is cooked al dente to avoid it becoming mushy.
  • If the mixture becomes too dry during cooking, add a little more broth to maintain a creamy consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Yes, small pasta shapes like farfalle or fusilli can be used, but cooking times may vary.

How can I make this dish vegetarian?

Skip the chicken and salami, and use a variety of vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms for a hearty vegetarian version.

Can leftovers be reheated?

Yes, add a splash of broth or water when reheating to revive the creamy texture.

With every bite of the One-Pot Chicken Risoni with Crispy Salami Sensation, you're treated to a delightful mix of flavors and textures that comfort and satisfy. This dish is a testament to the beauty of one-pot cooking, where simplicity meets sophistication. Let this recipe be a reminder that delicious, hearty meals don't have to be complicated or time-consuming. Gather your ingredients and prepare to be enchanted by the rich, savory flavors that await