Chicken with Leek & Mushroom Sauce

Chicken with Leek & Mushroom Sauce

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

Brandy, mushrooms and leek add a sophisticated touch to ordinary chicken breasts.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds total), trimmed
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup sliced leek
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


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  1. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add leek and thyme. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook for 5 minutes more. Add brandy and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Whisk broth and flour in a small bowl. Add to the pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the mushroom mixture, chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt, pepper and lemon juice; spoon over the chicken. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 225 calories; 8 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 309 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 271 mg sodium; 383 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 5

November 27, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy i loved this dish it was really nice nice sauce nice everything really Ha ha you've been tricked I'm not trying this dish ever Pros: it was the best thing ever Cons: it is yummy
February 12, 2012
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By: pat.provost
tasty and not difficult I suggest always preparing ingredients in advance. Tis recipe is not difficult if all it measured and ready on hand. My hubby loved it and was blown over So I will make it again soon Pros: brandy really made it taste special Cons: breasts were not cooked in time so 4 minutes is tight
January 17, 2011
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By: Adriperez
Very delicious I loved this recipe. Did not have brandy on hand so used cognac, very delicious. Very easy, and could not believe that this is a healthy dish. This dieting thing is not so difficult if I have recipes like this on hand.
July 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My family and I did not enjoy this dish. The sauce was too runny and did not have enough flavor. It took too long to make for how unsatisfying it was. I won't be making it again.
February 27, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This dish is truly cuisine at home! The sauce is fabulous and goes together quite quickly. Definitely good enough for company,
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