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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Leek, Chicken and Cheddar Bake

Chicken, leek and Cheddar bake

Easy to make and ready in half an hour, this leek, chicken and Cheddar bake recipe is the perfect midweek bake for the family. This delicious recipe serves 4 people and will take about 35 mins to rustle up. Packed with plenty of flavour, thanks to the buttery Cheddar cheese sauce and tangy leeks. This recipe uses chicken breasts but you could use other cuts of chicken too including thigh or wings to cut the cost down. 

1tbsp oil
4 chicken breasts, diced
2 leeks, washed and sliced
25g butter
150ml double cream
150ml full fat milk
125g Cheddar cheese, grated

Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and fry the chicken for 5 mins. Add the leeks and fry for 10 mins, covered.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan (low heat) and stir in the cream. Cook for about 1 min. Off the heat, gradually whisk in the milk then bring to the boil, keep stirring. Season and add half the cheese and stir until melted.
Place the chicken in a heatproof serving dish and pour over the cheese sauce. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and place under a preheated grill for 2-3 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with a green salad.

Recipe adapted from original idea here

Such an easy bake recipe, hope you enjoy it !

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Love this recipe. May make it Friday night.

Jenny S

Anonymous said...

Sounds super yummy.

Chicken thigh every time though.
Far more flavour, more vitamins, a moister cut, and generally just better than a tasteless, dried out chicken breast that has the texture of cardboard.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jenny, thanks for your comment. I think this recipe will work any day of the week!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Anonymous 20.44, thanks for your comment. This is a great recipe and works with either chicken breast or chicken thighs ... which I agree do have a great flavour to them!

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Chicken is one of my favorite meals, this looks like a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for your comment. Chicken does appear quite regularly in my menu plans and this is a great recipe.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

I follow your recipes and I made this a while ago after seeing it here before. It is also yummy with chicken thighs.
From Cindy Lee x

Gail said...

Oh my, that looks so good and extremely simple. Thanks.

Thanks for your visit and great comment, Jan.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Milk, cream and cheese? Yum! Sounds amazing!

Debbie said...

This looks and sounds really good, I'm glad you shared the recipe. I always have trouble getting leeks clean when I work with them, I do like their flavor! A pretty image of this dish!

Lynda said...

Yum - i might just have to make this!! Thanks :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks also to Cindy Lee, Gail, Amy, Debbie, Lynda for all your comments ... lovely to read and receive them.

Hope everyone 'out there' is having a good week. Can you believe it's Friday tomorrow - if you are looking for a Friday fish dish, you could try this one!

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

This past season, leeks have sprung to the tip of the list. Raw, cooked, baked, I just love 'em. But up until recently, I hadn't had them at home.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Ivy,thanks for your comment. Agree with you leeks are becoming ever more popular - and why not!!
Enjoy ...

All the best Jan