Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas, and Melted Leeks
Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas, and Melted Leeks
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 55 min
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Gently cooked in olive oil, delectably tender leeks melt like butter over fennel-scented chicken thighs and snappy green vegetables in this easy spring braise.

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium leeks, white and light-green parts only, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch rounds
    • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
    • 2 teaspoons whole fennel seeds
    • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 4 pounds)
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 3/4 pound medium asparagus, trimmed, cut crosswise in half and on the bias
    • 2 cups shelled fresh peas (from about 2 pounds pods) or frozen peas, thawed
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, divided
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons chopped dill

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2237 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 159 g 244.21%
    • Saturated Fat: 48 g 237.94%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 790 mg 263.26%
    • Sodium: 3445 mg 143.53%
    • Calcium: 126 mg 12.59%
    • Potassium: 336 mg 9.59%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 10 mg 56.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 18.41%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 159 g
    • Alcohol: 3 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 49.81%
    • Vitamin C 84.94%
    • Vitamin D 0.43%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat23
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat22
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total24 oz-eq

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