Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Artichoke, Leek, and Braised Chicken

This meal is very quick. It is a great summer meal. It is light, fresh and tastes so amazing. I go to the farmers market at a fairgrounds every wed. It has about 50 vendors. It is insane. It has more fresh produce then you will ever see.Not to mention VERY affordable. I got a lot of new veggies today and I like to throw things together. I like fresh and tasty. This is full of yummy veggies and the fresh taste of lemon and basil. I hope you enjoy.

3 Boneless Chicken Breast
1 15oz. Artichoke, quartered
3-4 Big Leeks, rinse and cut thinly
3 garlic cloves, chopped
15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cp. white wine
2 Tb. olive oil
The juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cp. chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper

Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breast. Add oil to the pan and put on med-high heat.
Brown both sides. Remove the chicken. Add the cut leaks and deglaze the pan with the wine. Cook for 3-4 min. Add the garlic and artichokes. Add the chicken and cook in the wine and veggies. If the wine evaporates add a little bit of chicken broth. When the chicken is cooked then you add the tomatoes, lemon, lemon zest and the basil.

I served this with rice. (I actually added a little lemon and lemon zest to my rice too)


  1. Miranda I have STILL not had a chance to make any of the dishes I wanted to!! Can you believe it? Time has just not been on my side. However! I think this recipe would be a PERFECT meal to make for my mom and mom-in-law for lunch this Sunday! Thanks so much for the recipe, it sounds delicious!

  2. This looks like a wonderful, spring-like dish.

  3. Great pictures with ingredients that completely go together. This really looks like something you'd get served in a restaraunt or even better than that!

  4. I love artichokes and lemon with chicken, and this week I think I made way too much rice, and was trying to eat it with dish looks great!

  5. This looks great (especially served with rice! My fave . . . ) I love the pop of color from the cherry tomatoes; I really need to try leeks. I've eaten them but never cooked with them.

  6. I have just tried leeks recently. They are so great. Sometimes they remind me of a mild cabbage. Thank you for the comments.

  7. Nice recipe. I like the additional touch of lemon and zest to the rice. :)

  8. I have never had artichokes or leeks...odd huh? But gosh does that look good!

  9. i just tried this dish tonight, it was AMAZING!! i topped it with some fresh grated parm & doubled the garlic. FABULOUS!!! thanks for saving me when all i had in the fridge were the 2 main ingredients!


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