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Saturday, 17 September 2022

Creamy mushrooms, braised leeks and crispy chicken : So tasty

"Are you happy to have chicken tonight?", I asked Eddie. "Yes, please that sounds good", was his reply

Serves Four
(Adjust ingredients suit)
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
250g closed cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
400ml chicken stock, made using ½ a stock cube
100ml half-fat crème fraîche
2 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
1½ tsp cornflour
1 tbsp. roughly chopped parsley, to serve
For the braised leeks
2 leeks, rinsed, outer layer discarded, quartered lengthways with root left intact

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the onions. Cook for 15-20 mins until softened and lightly golden. Transfer to a roasting tin and set aside.
2. Add the mushrooms to the pan and turn the heat up to high. Cook for 8-10 mins until soft, then add to the roasting tin.
3. Season the chicken thighs, add to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-high. Cook skin side down for 10 mins or until the skin is golden and crisp. Turn and cook for a further 5 mins. Transfer to the roasting tin and wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper.
4. Pour the chicken stock into the roasting tin and roast for 25 mins or until the chicken is cooked through.
5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in the frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the leeks, cut side down, and cook for 4 mins or until lightly golden. Using tongs, turn the leeks so the cut sides face up, then pour in 150ml hot water. Cover and simmer for 15-20 mins until tender.
6. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Put the mushrooms, onions and cooking juices in a saucepan, then stir in the crème fraîche, mustard and cornflour. Season to taste. Simmer for 2-3 mins until thickened.
7. Divide the chicken and sauce between plates and serve the leeks alongside. Garnish with the parsley and a twist of black pepper.
8. Sit down and enjoy a tasty dish 😋

Each Serving
Carbohydrate 11.9g Protein 33.2g Fibre 2.2g Fat 40g
From an original idea here

You may also like to try Tuscan-style winter vegetable soup, it contains a wonderful selection of vegetables including leeks, more details here

sharing an autumn mantel
(image from google)

A variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


J.P. Alexander said...

Se ve muy rico ese pollo. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

peppylady (Dora) said...

chicken and leek seems to go togather.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Angie's Recipes said...

The chicken looks so GOOD!

Lorrie said...

Oh that does look like a delicious dish for a cool autumn day.

Iris Flavia said...

Hmmm, that sounds very yummy! I will keep it in mind - I just cleared the little food "pantry (it´s a cupboard) and have so much old stuff to use up - thanks also to you: No worries :-)

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

This recipe I take note, all the ingredients I like so making the recipe have to be very tasty.
Thanks for sharing it.
Happy Sunday.
Best regards.

eileeninmd said...

Looks delicious, I love chicken with mushrooms.
Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week ahead.

Jo said...

It looks delicious. I'm always happy with chicken dishes.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Maria Rodrigues said...

How delicious this dish looks.
I saved the recipe, thanks for sharing.
Hugs and all the best

Pam said...

Cooler months are coming and I will be back in the kitchen doing some cooking...I hope. HAHA. I love simple, one pot or pan meals. So ready for the cooler temps and crock pot meals.

Mary Kirkland said...

I'm going to have to try leeks one day.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh what a delicious looking sounding chicken recipe ~ love crispy ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Martha said...

This dish looks really delicious!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Looks like a dish that would be good with fish too.

Lowcarb team member said...

kathyinozarks said...
Yum looks delicious
enjoy your new week
Hugs Kath

Hello, and many thanks for your comment, on the post '"Diabetes in the News : Are you sleepwalking into a diabetes diagnosis ?"

I believe you may have intended it for this newer post "Creamy mushrooms, braised leeks and crispy chicken : So tasty"

I have therefore copied and pasted it here.

All the best Jan

It's me said...


Ananka said...

I love mushrooms and the leeks sound good too :-D

Catherine said...

I love to cook with mustard but we can’t find some mustard in France for months…