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Chicken with Leeks and Lemon

Imagine a perfectly crisp baked chicken with leeks sitting on a lemon and white wine bed. As the lemon and leeks cook with the wine, the intense flavor and caramelization of the two infuse the chicken with flavor while keeping it moist and juicy.

Course Poultry
Cuisine French
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 413 kcal


  • 4 chicken quarters 4 chicken leg quarters
  • 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
  • 1 cup white wine 1 cup white wine


  1. Preheat oven at 375°.

  2. 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. Serve with the leeks and lemons relish.

Recipe Notes

Halfway thru the baking process, I baste the chicken and add more wine if need be. You want it to stay moist.

Also, poke the chicken to let out the internal juices. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken with Leeks and Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 867IU17%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.