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.
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Last modified on: January 20th 2019

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For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 chicken 400 g chicken
  • 2 soy sauce 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 white (spirit) vinegar 2 tablespoons white (spirit) vinegar
  • 4 chilli spices 1 tablespoon chilli spices
  • 5 olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 leek 500 g leek
  • 7 shallot 1 shallot
  • 8 olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 9 salt salt
  • 10 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 1,135 grams

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30 min.1 hour23 min.1 hour 53 min.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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...mix well and just heat through again...

Stage 10
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...before serving.
For the spices, I prefer a blend of chilli spices, though you can use whatever you like (curry, turmeric, etc.).
To eat immediately, but keeps well in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Soybeans, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 5.53 €
  • Per person : 1.38 €

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