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Leek Chicken and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Leek Chicken and Rice recipe? Learn how to make Leek Chicken and Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jrvanvalkenburgh

Makes 4 servings



A hearty chicken dinner that takes little time to make!

Recipe Ingredients for Leek Chicken and Rice

1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup rice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 chicken thighs
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
2 leeks
2 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Recipe Directions for Leek Chicken and Rice

  1. Heat the chicken broth in a medium saucepan. (Use a pan with a tight-fitting lid.) When the broth boils, add the rice. Take the saucepan off the heat. Stir the rice and place the lid on the pan. Let stand.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add the chicken in a single layer, season with salt and pepper, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over.

  3. While the chicken works, trim the tough tops and root ends from the leeks. Cut the remaining white and tender green parts in half lengthwise, then cut the leeks into 1-inch half-moons. Place the leeks in a colander and run cold water over them. Separate the layers to release the dirt and grit. Rinse the leeks well, then drain.

  4. Stir the leeks into the chicken and wilt for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the water and apple cider vinegar and let it cook down by half, 3 to 4 minutes. The leeks should be tender, with some bright green color, and the chicken should be cooked through.

  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the Italian seasoning. Spoon a bed of rice onto dinner plates and top with the chicken and leeks.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 226.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.8g
29%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Sodium
452mg
19%
Potassium
254mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
16.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
17.9g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 4% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
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