Creamy chicken & leeks

Creamy chicken & leeks

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Ready in 30 minutes


Serves 2
This creamy, comforting combination is the perfect topping for baked spuds

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal384
  • fat20g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.75g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 rashers unsmoked streaky bacon, chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 leeks, sliced into thin rounds



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 tbsp plain flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the bacon for 2 mins. Add the chicken, then cook with the bacon for a further 2-3 mins, until the pieces begin to turn golden. Tip in the leeks and cook gently for 10 mins until wilted and tender.

  2. Stir through the flour and gradually add the stock, stirring constantly. Add the wholegrain mustard and crème fraîche, stir again, then simmer gently for 5 mins until the sauce is slightly thickened and creamy. Serve on top of baked jacket potatoes.

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3rd Nov, 2015
This is a great way to use left over chicken. Cut up into suitable sized pieces and added at the same time as the mustard to just warm through in the sauce. If you add it too soon it will cook away to nothing.
26th Feb, 2015
Fabulous mid-week meal...! I added an extra tsp of Dijon mustard (as someone had previously suggested on here) & extra creme fraiche, and used it with some wholewheat penne pasta - simple & scrummy!
7th Jul, 2014
Really quick and easy and full of flavour. Added some onion and couple garlic cloves and used a home made chicken stock - beautiful.
10th Aug, 2013
Pretty bland with a slimy texture. Won't be trying this one again
12th May, 2013
Really easy and tasty. Used red pesto instead of mustard and added some chopped up sundried tomatoes and had with roasted sweet potatoes. Will definitely make again
13th Nov, 2012
Nice midweek meal :-)
22nd Apr, 2012
Yummy served with rice. One of our favourite dinners.
13th Apr, 2012
Really easy and tastey and the kids enjoyed it too. Only used one leek and added a clove of garlic. Also used more mustard - 1tbsp wholegrain and 1tbsp dijon. Was great over jacket potatoes. The portions were generous as it was quite rich!
13th Dec, 2011
Cooked this twice. Once for a friend and once for the boyfriend, both absolutely loved it. Making again on Friday.
6th Mar, 2011
Good with pasta.


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