Chicken with Creamy Braised Leeks

March/April 2011

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A touch of heavy cream, a few garlic cloves and thyme sprigs round out the flavor of tender braised leeks with chicken in this recipe. The rich, silky sauce is wonderful over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Leeks grown in the garden and those that you find at the store can be vastly different in size. Garden leeks tend to be smaller, so if you’re using leeks from the garden, make sure you pick enough to fill up the pan.

Chicken with Creamy Braised Leeks Recipe

11 Reviews for Chicken with Creamy Braised Leeks

a vegetarian version

Substituted tofu for chicken, added carrots to braised leeks and served over rice- Delicious! The leeks make the dish!


My standards were kind of low as I've tried several recipes from this site and was totally disappointed. However, this dish was awesome!! It was simple to make, required few ingredients, and really tasted like something you would get at an upscale restaurant. I boiled up a side of bow-tie pasta and poured a little of the cream sauce over it to make the dish more filling - definitely - complimented the chicken and leeks without distracting from the creamy garlic goodness. Yum yum! I will make this again and will share this recipe with friends and family!

very tasty

when added chicken, I thought there was still too much Broth so I scooped out about a cup. Then, instead of adding the cream, I left the deglazed cream sauce on the stove and served a tbs on the chicken as to not dilute the flavor too much. Delicious

Easy, hands-off meal
Super tasty - Leeks are underrated!

I'm a self-proclaimed leek lover, but I was skeptical at first about how tender the leeks would come out in this recipe - they weren't completely submerged in the chicken broth - but wow! were they tasty (they do take the 40 minutes to braise, which is the only downside, but not a big deal). As a mom with a busy toddler, I also love that there's very little prep to this recipe. The only change I made was instead of buying the thicker chicken breasts, I bought thin-sliced chicken cutlets, which speeds up the time they cook in the oven and I end up with more chicken pieces/servings. Absolutely delicious!

Easy to make, economical

I made mine with was so good. I had never ate leeks before and found that I love it....will def. make husband loved it too...

easy to make, items on hand, low cost

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