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Creamy Leek and Mushroom Chicken Thighs Recipe

In this simple yet elegant chicken thigh dish, your chicken thighs are cooked to perfection and topped with a creamy, earthy mushroom leek sauce. This dish brings together some of the best ingredients across the Paleo spectrum – the protein-filled chicken, the micronutrient-filled vegetables, and chicken stock, and coconut milk to create your sauce without the need to incorporate dairy.

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Chicken Thighs

While this dish is perfect for a filling dinner, we also love this as a make-ahead lunch option – since the prep time is a bit on the high side, it’s perfect for a weekend evening when you can dedicate more time in the kitchen, saving your leftovers for the coming week.

While we think this recipe is delicious, we know that many diners, including those who ascribe to a Paleo diet, have issues with mushrooms.

For many of us, our exposure to mushrooms growing up may have been in an over-seasoned gravy or through discovering a bland portobello slice at the bottom of an Italian meal. If you’ve moved away from eating mushrooms, try giving this recipe a try!

The dish calls for brown mushrooms, which give it an earthy flavor, but these are combined with other ingredients that tone down the sharpness a tad.

For this meal, try rounding out your plate by serving with a simple salad that won’t distract from the flavors of your main course. One we really like for this is this mixed greens, fennel, and pear salad, an unexpected combination that still allows your main course to shine.

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Chicken Thighs Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min

Ingredients

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Chicken Thighs Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Season the chicken to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on both sides, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  3. Remove chicken and set aside.
  4. Add more cooking fat to the skillet and cook the leeks and mushrooms for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring.
  5. Pour in the chicken stock, and deglaze the pan.
  6. Pour in the coconut milk and chicken stock and bring to a light simmer.
  7. Bring the chicken back to the skillet and cook until everything is warm 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Serve topped with fresh chives.
Creamy Leek and Mushroom Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Creamy Leek and Mushroom Chicken Thighs Recipe

Searching for a hearty meal? This one-pot chicken dish topped with leek and mushroom sauce will fill you up.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, creamy leek, creamy mushroom, mushroom
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 661kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs skinless and boneless flattened
  • 8 oz. brown mushrooms sliced
  • 2 leek sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chives minced
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Season the chicken to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper.
    8 chicken thighs, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on both sides, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
    Cooking fat
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add more cooking fat to the skillet and cook the leeks and mushrooms for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring.
    8 oz. brown mushrooms, 2 leek
  • Pour in the chicken stock, and deglaze the pan.
    1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Pour in the coconut milk and chicken stock and bring to a light simmer.
    1 cup coconut milk
  • Bring the chicken back to the skillet and cook until everything is warm 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve topped with fresh chives.
    2 tbsp. fresh chives

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1388IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 5mg