Chicken and Leeks Recipe
The best chicken and leek recipe made with a flavorsome broth is perfect as it is for an easy dinner idea or as a tasty base for chicken leek pie or chicken and leek pasta!
Servings 4 people
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 4 Chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- Juice from half a lemon
- 2 Leeks quartered length ways and then roughly chopped
- 1 clove Garlic finely chopped or 2 teaspoons of garlic paste
- 2 Tbsp. Flour
- 2 cups Chicken stock or chicken broth
- ½ cup Milk
- 1 tsp Ground Mustard
- 3 tbsp Sour Cream
- 1 Handful fresh tarragon leaves (optional)
First prepare the chicken:
Place plastic wrap around the chicken breasts, then pound the chicken with a rolling pin to flatten the meat to around half a cm in thickness. This step is optional but will give you the most tender chicken.Drizzle oil over one side of the chicken and then season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Flip it over and repeat.Place a large frying pan on the stove and add the chicken breasts. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Then remove from the pan and set it on a plate.
Next prepare the chicken and leek broth:
- RECIPE BASE: You can use this chicken leek recipe as a base for other recipes, such as chicken and leek pie, chicken leek soup, or chicken and leek pasta.
HOW TO CLEAN LEEKS: Leeks are a delicious vegetable full of wonderful flavor, but they are grown in the ground in sandy soil. They need a good cleaning before you use them for cooking. If you're not sure how to clean leeks, it's easy—give them a good rinse under cold water to remove dirt or sand.
USE RAMPS: You could also use ramps to put a spin on chicken and leeks by making this a ramps recipe.
Serving: 391g | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 1096mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2.4mg