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Creamy Romano Chicken Farro

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 317kcal


  • Stove


  • 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


  • Cook farro according to package directions. Drain and set aside for a few minutes.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper whisking until thickened and bubbly, about 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in milk, stirring until thickened. This takes a few minutes. When thickened, add cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Place cooked farro into a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Pour cheese sauce over farro and add steamed asparagus and cooked shredded chicken. 
  • Stir and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 2.2mg