Braised Chicken With Honey-Lemon Leeks

4
Servings
10m
Prep Time
43m
Cook Time
53m
Ready In


"Fresh flavor for the spring and summer, using leeks from the garden cooked two ways, with the freshness of lemon!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (444.4 g)
  • Calories 837.9
  • Total Fat - 56.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 370.3 mg
  • Sodium - 2089.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 73.3 g
  • Calcium - 35.4 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Massage lemon rind into the chicken. Place the chicken in the pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from the pan; keep warm.

Step 3

Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Add the leak and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 15 minutes or until the leek begins to brown, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Step 4

Remove pan from heat; stir in lemon juice and honey. Return the chicken to the pan. Mound the leeks on top of the chicken thighs. Bake chicken at 400° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Top with fresh parsley or chives, if desired.

Tips & Variations


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ImPat

This was so good and really enjoyed with a side of Tisme's http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/creamy-mashed-pumpkin-21934 put together with the juice chicken and those crispy leeks and I was oohing and aahing through my dinner thank you breezermom for a delicious dinner, made for For Your Consideration tag game on FF&F.

review by:
(15 Jun 2017)

peeper

I made this last night but used a chicken breast instead of thighs and cut back the ingredients accordingly. This is a fantastic dish. The leftovers were great too. No fresh parsley, all dead from the heat so I used dried. The chicken looked pretty with the leek mixture on top and I scraped everything from the pan and poured it over the top. I made this strictly on the stove top, braising the chicken until cooked as it's too hot to even think about turning on the oven! I will make this often, thank you.

review by:
(12 Aug 2016)