Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Leek Stew

Jamie Oliver is one of my favorite celebrity chefs. Jamie’s Food Revolution is one of the greatest ideas to come to America. There is no question in my mind that our country needs to eat better and I love that Jamie has brought his ideas and influence to the US. It’s a harsh reality, and at the same time I think so many people are just unaware of the reality of our country’s Industrial Food Industry (yes if you read my blog you hear this from me often). Jamie’s Food Revolution is just very inspiring to me. Knowledge is power, and I definitely want to educate everyone I can.

Here is a great, healthy weeknight recipe.

(recipe by Jamie Oliver via Food and Wine Mag)

2 chicken breasts
2 medium sized leeks, green parts only
8oz package of mushrooms, thinly sliced
All-purpose flour for dusting
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Clean the leeks: thinly slice the leeks and place them in a bowl. Fill the bowl with water and stir leeks around to release the dirt and allow it to fall to the bottom of the bowl. Using a slotted spoon remove the leeks to the skillet.

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Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet, add leeks and cook over moderate heat until leeks are softened, about 7 minutes.

Add mushrooms, cover and cook until tender, 4 minutes. Remove mushrooms and leeks to a plate.

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Season chicken with salt and pepper and dust with flour, shaking off the excess. Heat remaining teaspoon of olive oil. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is browned on all sides.

Add the chicken stock and thyme and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the pan with the vegetables.

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Simmer the stock until reduced by half. Return the chicken and vegetables to the pan and simmer until heated through.

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Mix sour cream and Dijon mustard together, then stir the mixture into the stew. Remove the stew from heat and add salt and pepper. Serve over rice, or on it’s own.

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So easy and so good. I love Jamie Oliver he is such an awesome chef, great views on food and eating and his recipes are easy, fantastic and fresh! I will be posting his Sizzling Beef with scallions and black bean sauce recipe (as seen on Food Revolution).

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2 Comments to “Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Leek Stew”

  1. I want leeks to be in season so badly, but I have no idea when they are! This sounds like something I would fall in love with.

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