Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Leeks Recipe

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Alexis Modified: October 7, 2021
Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Leeks Recipe

How To Make Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Leeks

Here you go with a flavorsome chicken recipe using mushrooms and leeks. This braised chicken thigh is cooked in sherry mushroom sauce for added flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 3medium leeks,whites only
  • tspkosher salt
  • black pepper,freshly ground
  • ½tsppaprika
  • Olive oil spray
  • 8chicken thighs,bone-in skin-off, trimmed, about 40oz
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 8ozwhite mushrooms,quartered
  • 2tbspflour,or gluten-free flour mix
  • 1cupchicken broth,or water with chicken bouillon
  • 3tbspsherry


  1. Rinse the leeks well and separate the layers to make sure there is no dirt. Slice into 1/4-inch thick half moons.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  3. Mix together 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the paprika and season all sides of the chicken.

  4. Heat a large Dutch oven or oven safe skillet on high heat.

  5. Once hot, add olive oil and brown the chicken about 5 minutes on each side, adjusting the heat as needed.

  6. Set aside and repeat with the remaining chicken. Set aside.

  7. Reduce the heat to medium-low.

  8. Add the butter. When it starts to foam, add the leeks and cook, stirring until soft, about 6 to 8 minutes.

  9. Add the mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon salt, stir and cook covered 5 minutes, stirring until they release their juices.

  10. Sprinkle the flour over them, stir in the chicken broth and the sherry and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

  11. Return the chicken to the Dutch oven, spooning the mushroom-sherry sauce over them.

  12. Cook in the oven, covered for 40 to 50 minutes, until cooked through and tender.


  • Calories: 1029.41kcal
  • Fat: 72.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 31.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.95g
  • Fiber: 2.43g
  • Sugar: 4.85g
  • Protein: 68.71g
  • Cholesterol: 387.71mg
  • Sodium: 1122.27mg
  • Calcium: 81.27mg
  • Potassium: 1196.55mg
  • Iron: 4.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 176.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.32mg
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