Chicken with Mustard & Leeks

Chicken with Mustard & Leeks

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1993

A savory mustard coating keeps the chicken moist; threads of carrot and leek add color. Make it a meal: Garlic-Rosemary Mushrooms and Herbed Whole-Wheat Couscous are nice accompaniments.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, (1 pound total), trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons coarse-grained mustard
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, cleaned and cut into 2½-inch-long julienne strips
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2½-inch-long julienne strips
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare 4 pieces of parchment paper or foil for papillotes (see Tip).
  2. Open the papillotes and place a chicken breast in the center on one half of each opened paper heart. Spread mustard evenly over chicken breasts. Distribute leeks, carrots and thyme over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Seal the packages and place them on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the packages are puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. (You may want to open one package to check that the chicken is no longer pink inside.) Transfer the packages to individual plates; let each diner open his or her own package.
  • To prepare a papillote: Cut a piece of parchment paper or foil about 12 inches by 16 inches. Fold in half an 8-by-12-inch rectangle, then cut into a half-heart shape as you would a Valentine.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 169 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 38 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,892 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 55 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 260 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (118% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Reviews 3

July 10, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
10 to 12 minutes? This recipe says cook the chicken at 400 for 12 minutes. At that heat the chicken was raw by the time it was done cooking. I ended up having to cook them for 40 minutes to achieve any sort of doneness. Not sure if they skipped steps on the recipe or what. Pros: Delicious ingredients Cons: Completely inaccurate timing
March 28, 2010
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By: amyedwards16
easy and delicious. i added potatoes to the packets. veggies were crisp tender. dish was visually appealling also
January 19, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
this recipe was easy and delicous. I would say it takes 25 minutes to cook. make sure to use the tenderloine pieces as a whole breast might not cook fast.
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