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Chicken with Leeks and Lemon

Course Poultry
Cuisine French
Keyword chicken, leeks, lemon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 72 kcal


  • 1 chicken 1 whole boneless skin on chicken
  • 2 leeks 2 medium white part only thinly sliced leeks
  • 2 lemons 2 thinly sliced lemons
  • 1 lemon juice 1 whole lemon juice
  • 3 garlic 3 peeled and hard end removed garlic cloves
  • 0.5 cup white wine 1/2 cup white wine
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  1. Preheat oven at 375°.

  2. Butter an ovenproof roasting pan. Cover the bottom of the roasting pan with the thinly sliced lemons and add the thinly sliced leeks over it.

  3. Pat the chicken dry, salt and pepper all over, Place the chicken on top of the leeks. Salt and pepper generously. Add the garlic cloves, juice from 1 lemon and the white wine around the chicken.

  4. Place in the warm oven and lower the heat to 350°.

  5. Check while cooking to make sure that the lemons and leeks do not burn and baste the chicken with juices every 15-20 minutes. Add more wine if needed.

  6. Once the chicken is nice and golden, 45 to 50 minutes and no more juices are running when pierced, remove from the oven and let sit covered for 5 minutes before serving.

  7. Cut into 4 pieces and serve with the leeks and lemons relish.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken with Leeks and Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 37.5mg45%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.