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Chicken with Walnut Crust and Sautéed Leeks

Walnuts provide a tasty crunch on moist, roasted chicken. Sautéed leeks in a light cream sauce complement the texture and flavour perfectly.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation: 68 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup (250mL) walnut halves
  • 1 cup (250mL) 35% cream
  • 1 tsp (5mL) Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) GAY LEA - Salted Butter
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22mL) fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) white wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place chicken on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In food processor, combine walnuts, 2 tbsp (30 mL) whipping cream, mustard and ¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper; pulse until walnuts are chopped. Press in an even layer on top of chicken breasts. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the centre of the breast reaches 170°F (77°C).
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks, garlic and sage; sauté for about 5 minutes or until leeks are translucent and starting to brown. Add vinegar; stir until evaporated. Stir in remaining whipping cream and bring to a boil; cook, stirring often, for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened. Stir in ½ tsp (2 mL) salt and 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper or to taste. Spoon leeks onto serving plates and top with chicken.
  • The food processor makes quick work of chopping the nuts. If you don’t have one, finely chop them by hand and stir with cream mixture.
Photo of - Chicken with Walnut Crust and Sautéed Leeks

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup (250mL) walnut halves
  • 1 cup (250mL) 35% cream
  • 1 tsp (5mL) Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) GAY LEA - Salted Butter
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22mL) fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) white wine vinegar

Products Used

GAY LEA - Salted Butter Photo of - GAY LEA - Salted Butter