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Braised leek chicken with potatoes, rosemary, parmesan cheese, and white wine is a mouthwatering dish that the whole family will love! This easy chicken recipe combines the flavors of tender chicken, savory potatoes, and aromatic herbs. Perfect for a cozy dinner with family or friends, it’s easy to prepare, making it a great option for busy weeknights.

With two teenagers in the house, knowing what to cook for dinner can sometimes be tricky! If you are anything like me, it’s nice to have some quick and easy recipes on hand so you don’t end up eating the same old mac and cheese on a daily as they would have it. My kids gobble this dish right up and tell me how good it is!

braised chicken and leeks with rosemary potatoes on an ironstone plate

Braised Leek Chicken With Potatoes

This simple leek chicken dish is a great way to enjoy a classic combination of chicken and potatoes with a twist. The chicken is roasted to perfection with leeks, adding subtle sweetness to the dish. The roasted potatoes are covered in parmesan cheese, slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The touch of rosemary and white wine adds a bit of depth and complexity to the flavors.

You will definitely add this one to the best comfort food list!

leek chicken in a large cast iron dutch oven

Cooking with Leeks

Leeks always intimidated me before I started using them! They look like oversized green onions, and I was worried they would taste too strong for any dish I made. However, leeks are a vegetable that offers an incredible depth of flavor to any dish. Turns out that they have a mild onion-like taste and a subtle sweetness, making them the perfect addition to any meal. With notes of garlic and fresh herbs, leeks bring out the best in other vegetables and proteins, like chicken!

Their soft texture is also something unexpected but oh-so delicious! When cooked correctly, leeks can melt in your mouth with their sweet succulence. This means that leeks can be added to dishes from soups to pasta dishes without worrying about being too overpowering or harsh. Boy, was I wrong!

Why Adding White Wine Works

The first reason white wine works in this chicken and leek recipe… because when isn’t adding wine a good idea?! The second reason is that this dish requires a liquid to braise the chicken and potatoes properly. You could substitute other liquids like vegetable or chicken broth; however, white wine is a great ingredient for adding extra flavor and complexity to your dishes.

White wine also pairs well with delicate flavors such as leeks. Just remember that when cooking with white wine, it’s important to use good-quality wine. Avoid using wines that are overly sweet or too acidic. A dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Chardonnay will work best.

Equipment

Ingredients

When it comes to preparing delicious roasted leek chicken with potatoes, the ingredients are key. Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this mouthwatering dish:

ingredients for making braised leek chicken with potatoes including rosemary, parmesan cheese flakes, chicken breasts and leeks

Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless, or skin-on chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon of oil, extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Leeks

  • 4 large leeks, cleaned, halved, and can be cut into half-moon-shaped slices
chopping up a leek to make braised chicken

Potatoes

  • 1 pound baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, fresh and stems removed, plus two large sprigs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, kosher salt

Parmesan Cheese

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved
adding flaked parmesan cheese to chicken in a large shallow cast iron oven

White Wine

  • 1/2 cup white wine, vermouth can be used as well

Preparation

Before cooking the roasted leek chicken with parmesan cheese, potatoes, rosemary, and white wine, one must prepare the ingredients and follow the steps carefully. T

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F

Preparing the Chicken

  1. The first step in preparing the roasted leek chicken is to clean and pat dry the chicken. You can use skin-on or skinless chicken for this recipe. Chicken with the skin on may hold a bit more moisture.
  2. Next, season the chicken with salt and pepper. Once seasoned, the chicken should be set aside while preparing the other ingredients.
prepping chicken breasted for leek chicken

Prepping the Potatoes

  1. Wash the potatoes and cut them into halves or small pieces. Then, toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Once seasoned, set aside.
adding olive oil to potatoes for a chicken and leek recipe

Preparing the Leeks

  1. Clean the leeks and cut them into small pieces, stopping at the light green part of the leek. Then, they should be tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
chopping up a leek to make braised chicken

Mixing the Ingredients For Leek Chicken

  1. Using a large pan or cast iron roasting pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and diced onion. Cook on moderate heat until the onions turn a translucent color.
  2. Place chicken on the browned bits at the base of the pan.
cooking red onion until it is translucent and browned
  1. Once the chicken is in the pan, begin to layer the potatoes, and seasoned leeks on top. These can also be mixed together in a large baking dish before you add them to the pan.
adding leeks to chicken in a large shallow cast iron oven
  1. Pour the white wine over the chicken and vegetables, and then layer parmesan cheese flakes on top of the mixture. Add rosemary sprigs, if desired.
  2. Cover with the lid or with foil if necessary.
adding white wine to make braised chicken

Braising the Chicken and Potatoes

  1. Place in a preheated oven and roast for about 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, the foil should be removed, and the chicken and potatoes should be roasted for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are crispy and golden brown.
  2. Serve with a glass of wine, and enjoy!
braised chicken with leeks ready to be searved

Leek & Chicken Tips

And that’s a wrap! Here are a few tips and tricks for cooking and serving roasted leek chicken and potatoes to make the most of this dish:

  • Pair the chicken with a green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette or this green bean salad with goat cheese to balance out the richness of the dish.
  • It would be even better if you tried using fresh vegetables from the garden when they are in season, too.
  • Serve the potatoes and leeks on a separate platter to showcase their beautiful colors and textures.
  • For a more rustic presentation, serve the chicken and vegetables straight from the roasting pan.
  • Accompany the dish with a glass of white wine, such as a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, to bring out the flavors of the chicken and potatoes.
  • For a flavor variation, try adding different herbs or spices to the chicken or using different types of cheese.

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I hope you give this one a try! I promise it won’t disappoint and that you will be adding it to your meal-planning menu on a regular basis. Feel free to leave a review in the comment section and save it to Pinterest so you can come back to it again and again.

Other Chicken Recipes

Be sure to check out a few of my other healthy chicken recipes too.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best type of chicken to use for this recipe?

When it comes to roasted chicken, it’s important to choose a high-quality bird. Look for organic or free-range chicken for the best flavor and texture. Bone-in chicken breasts or thighs work well for this recipe, but you could also use a whole chicken if you prefer.

Can I substitute other vegetables for the leeks and potatoes?

While leeks and potatoes are a classic pairing with roasted chicken, you can certainly experiment with other vegetables. Carrots, parsnips, and turnips all work well, as do Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly, as some vegetables will cook faster than others.

What type of white wine should I use?

For this recipe, you’ll want to choose a dry white wine that’s not too oaky or buttery. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay are all good choices. If you don’t have white wine on hand, you can substitute chicken or vegetable broth.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the chicken, potatoes, and leeks ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to roast them. Just be sure to bring everything to room temperature before putting it in the oven. You can also reheat any leftovers in the oven or microwave.

What should I serve with roasted leek chicken?

This dish is quite hearty on its own, but you can serve it with a simple green salad or some crusty bread to soak up the delicious juices. A glass of white wine or a crisp beer would also be a nice accompaniment.

braised leek chicken

Braised Leek Chicken With Potatoes

Braised and roasted leek chicken with potatoes, rosemary, parmesan cheese, and white wine is a mouthwatering dish that the whole family will love!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: food & recipes
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: braised chicken, braised leek chicken, from scratch chicken, leek and potatoe chicken, leek chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Cost: 20

Equipment

  • 1 Cast iron dutch oven, shallow
  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Wooden Spoons

Ingredients

  • 4 bonesless chicken breasts about 6 ounces each , skin on or skin off
  • 4 large leeks cleaned, halved and can be cut into half-moon-shaped slices
  • 1 pound baby potatoes halved
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 3 tbsp oil extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary fresh and stems removed, plus two large sprigs
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shaved
  • 1/2 cup white wine vermouth can be used as well

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Clean and pat dry the chicken. Season the chicken with salt, and pepper. Set aside.
    ingredients for making braised leek chicken with potatoes including rosemary, parmesan cheese flakes, chicken breasts and leeks
  • Wash the potatoes and cut them into halves or small pieces. Set aside.
    adding olive oil to potatoes for a chicken and leek recipe
  • Clean the leeks and cut into small pieces stopping at the light green part of the leek. Set aside.
    chopping up a leek to make braised chicken
  • Using a large pan or cast iron roasting pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and diced onion. Cook on moderate heat until the onions turn a translucent color.
    cooking red onion until it is translucent and browned
  • Place chicken on the browned bits at the base of the pan.
    prepping chicken breasted for leek chicken
  • Once the chicken is in the pan, begin to layer the potatoes, and seasoned leeks on top
    adding leeks to chicken in a large shallow cast iron oven
  • Pour the white wine over the chicken and vegetables, and then layer parmesan cheese flakes on top of the mixture. Add rosemary sprigs, if desired.
    adding white wine to make braised chicken
  • Cover with the lid or with foil if necessary.
    braised chicken ready for the oven with leeks, rosemary potatoes and parmesan cheese
  • Place in a preheated oven and roast for about 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, the foil should be removed, and the chicken and potatoes should be roasted for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve with a glass of wine and enjoy!
    braised leek chicken

Notes

And that’s a wrap! Here are a few tips and tricks to cooking and serving roasted leek chicken and potatoes to make the most of this dish:
  • Pair the chicken with a green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette or this green bean salad with goat cheese to balance out the richness of the dish.
  • It would be even better if you tried using garden fresh vegetables when they are in season too.
  • Serve the potatoes and leeks on a separate platter to showcase their beautiful colors and textures.
  • For a more rustic presentation, serve the chicken and vegetables straight from the roasting pan.
  • Accompany the dish with a glass of white wine, such as a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, to bring out the flavors of the chicken and potatoes.
  • For a flavor variation, try adding different herbs or spices to the chicken or using different types of cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1536IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3mg
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