Sautéed chicken with leeks


Sautéed chicken with leeks
Chunks of chicken marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and spices, then sautéed with diagonally cut leeks cooked separately.

A simple, healthy recipe with a spicy kick.
16,7473.8/5 for 22 ratings
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Last modified on: January 20th 2019

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
30 min.1 hour23 min.1 hour 53 min.
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Keeping:

To eat immediately, but keeps well in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #1
Cut the chicken into small chunks.

Stage 2 - 1 hour
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #2
Put these into a bowl and add 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons white (spirit) vinegar, 1 tablespoon chilli spices and 3 tablespoons olive oil, then mix well,

Leave to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #3
Prepare 500 g leek and slice thinly into rounds or, for a more elegant look, cut on the diagonal.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Prepare and chop 1 shallot.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Put a large frying pan on high heat, then add the marinated chicken with a little of the marinade and sauté.

When cooked, pour in the rest of the marinade and leave to reduce until very little liquid is left.

Transfer the contents of the pan to a dish.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #6
Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in the same pan, still on high heat.

When really hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #7
Add the leeks, mix well and cook until tender, preferably uncovered (though you can cover at the start), to help keep their lovely green colour.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Add the chicken...

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #9
...mix well and just heat through again...

Stage 10
Sautéed chicken with leeks : Photo of step #10
...before serving.

Remarks

For the spices, I prefer a blend of chilli spices, though you can use whatever you like (curry, turmeric, etc.).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,807 Kcal or 7,566 Kj99 gr54 gr133 gr
90 %38 %5 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
159 Kcal or 666 Kj9 gr5 gr12 gr
8 %3 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
452 Kcal or 1,892 Kj25 gr13 gr33 gr
23 %9 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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