Chicken stuffed with leeks recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
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Customer recipe by Florence
Added 76 months ago

Cut horizontally into the thickest part of each breast to make a deep, wide pocket. Take care not to cut all the way through. Set the chicken breast aside.

Melt half the butter in a large heavy frying pan over low heat. Add the leeks and lime zest and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until the leeks are very soft but not coloured. Turn the leeks into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Leave to cool. Clean the frying pan.

Divide the leeks among the chicken breasts, packing the pockets full. Secure the openings with wooden cocktail sticks.

Melt the remaining butter in the frying pan over moderately high heat. Add the stuffed breasts and brown lightly on both sides. Add the wine and stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Turn the breasts over halfway through the cooking.

With a slotted spatula, remove the breasts from the pan and keep warm. Boil the cooking liquid until it is reduced by half. Stir the cream into the cooking liquid and boil until reduced by about half again. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

Remove the cocktail sticks from the breasts. Cut each breast on the diagonal into 1cm (½ inch) slices. Pour the sauce over them and serve.

Serve with mash or boiled new potatoes on the side with steamed vegetables

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  • 4 large skinless boneless chicken breasts or chicken suprêmes
  • 2oz butter
  • 300g finely sliced leeks
  • 1tsp grated lime zest
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 4fl oz white wine
  • 4fl oz chicken stock
  • 4fl oz double cream
  • 1tsp lime juice
  • potatoes, to serve
  • vegetables, to serve
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