This Creamy Romano Chicken Farro makes a delicious side dish or light dinner. Add any vegetables you have in the fridge that need using up!

Creamy Romano Chicken Farro

Have you tried farro before? I just had some of the best farro I’ve ever had in Park City a couple weekends ago from the amazing Deer Valley Resort chefs. It was cheesy and fabulous. I made my own version for you today, it is down right irresistible.

I  highly recommend this 10 minute Farro from Trader Joe’s–it literally cooks up in 10 minutes. Quick and easy! Farro is one of those ancient grains. The best part is there’s plenty of vitamins A, B, C, & E, fiber, protein, and magnesium. For more info on Farro, see here.

How to Make the Cheese Sauce

Time to make the cheese sauce. Start by melting your butter and whisking in your flour, salt and pepper.

Slowly whisk in your milk until thickened and hot.

Stir in your cheese, I used fresh grated Romano cheese today. A delicious choice.

Stir for a few minutes until nice and thick.

Putting Together Your Chicken Farro

Pour your cheese sauce into the cooked Farro.

Dip your finger in just for kicks 🙂

Oh yah!!

I used some steamed asparagus, but haricot vert works great as well. Stir in some cooked shredded chicken too.

Wait until you taste this. I topped mine with a little hot sauce for a little kick. Enjoy!

Creamy Romano Chicken Farro
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Creamy Romano Chicken Farro makes a delicious side dish or light dinner. Add any vegetables you have in the fridge that need using up!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: a healthy dinner recipe, chicken dinner recipe, easy cheap dinner idea, easy dinner recipes for family, easy healthy dinner idea, farro recipe, farro recipes, healthy chicken dinner recipe, healthy dinner recipe with chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 317 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8.8 oz farro
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour I used Gold Medal
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup romano cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 lb steamed asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
Instructions
  1. Cook farro according to package directions. Drain and set aside for a few minutes.

  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper whisking until thickened and bubbly, about 1 minute.

  3. Slowly whisk in milk, stirring until thickened. This takes a few minutes. When thickened, add cheese, stirring until melted.

  4. Place cooked farro into a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Pour cheese sauce over farro and add steamed asparagus and cooked shredded chicken. 

  5. Stir and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Romano Chicken Farro
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 301mg30%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.