Chicken, Leek and Cheddar Cheese Bake

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Yes, sharing a tasty chicken recipe! You really can’t have too many can you!? For me chicken has so many plus points. Its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked, make it one of the most popular meats around. It’s certainly popular in our house! Plus of course it has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium… and it’s usually reasonably priced too!

Easy to make and ready in half an hour, this chicken, leek and Cheddar Cheese bake recipe is the perfect midweek bake for the family. This delicious recipe serves 4 people and will take about 35 mins to rustle up. Packed with plenty of flavour, thanks to the buttery Cheddar cheese sauce and tangy leeks. This recipe uses chicken breasts but you could use other cuts of chicken too including thigh or wings to cut the cost down.

1tbsp oil
4 chicken breasts, diced
2 leeks, washed and sliced
25g butter
150ml double (heavy) cream
150ml full fat milk
125g Cheddar cheese, grated

1. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and fry the chicken for 5 mins. Add the leeks and fry for 10 mins, covered.
2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan (low heat) and stir in the cream. Cook for about 1 min. Off the heat, gradually whisk in the milk then bring to the boil, keep stirring. Season and add half the cheese and stir until melted.
3. Place the chicken in a heatproof serving dish and pour over the cheese sauce.

4. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and place under a preheated grill for 2-3 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with a green salad.

Recipe adapted from original idea here
Such an easy bake recipe, hope you enjoy it !

~ enjoy your day ~

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All the best Jan

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