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Lemon is a bright partner for the caramelized leeks, which cook twice: They are sautéed, then roasted to meld with the honey and lemon.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2014

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Recipe Summary

total:
43 mins
hands-on:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 thighs and about 1/4 cup leek mixture)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Massage lemon rind into chicken. Place chicken in pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

  • Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add leek and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 15 minutes or until leek begins to brown, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Remove pan from heat; stir in lemon juice and honey. Return chicken to pan. Mound leeks on top of chicken thighs. Bake chicken at 400° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Top with fresh parsley or chives, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

339 calories; fat 15.6g; saturated fat 3.6g; mono fat 7.7g; poly fat 2.8g; protein 33g; carbohydrates 17g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 175mg; iron 4mg; sodium 492mg; calcium 72mg.
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