Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce

Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce - Fab Food 4 AllWhen I came up with this dish for dinner the other night I didn’t imagine what a hard time I would have naming it as it’s not exactly a short and snappy title but I settled with Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce because that’s exactly what it is! I’m not much of a planner when it comes to cooking, I’m more of a Ready, Steady, Cook kinda gal! So I’ll take something out of the freezer the night before (or lunch time knowing me) and have a vague idea of what I’m going to make!

Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce - Fab Food 4 All

So the other night I had 4 chicken breasts and after a fridge raid I found mushroom, leeks, cream and white wine. “Perfect” I thought, we don’t really drink wine (apart from the odd glass of fizz on special occasions) but I do love the flavour it gives to dishes. If people have ever left wine behind after a party I fill my ice cube trays with it and use it for cooking later. This also works with cider but it’s rare that a bottle of cider would go undrunk in our house. Not that we drink very often, but I do love the taste of cider!

Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce - Fab Food 4 All

Anyway back to the Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce, (think I should give out prizes if anyone can remember the title LOL); my family were all very impressed and heaped praise on me for such a delicious midweek meal. Good food doesn’t have to be complicated and with just a few quality ingredients you have the makings of an excellent meal!

Here are a few more chicken dishes to inspire you:

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A simple but flavoursome dish Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce is sure to please and perfect for a mid-week meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 2 - 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, sliced (about 630 g)
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced
  • 250 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 200 mls white wine
  • 200 mls chicken stock (made with 1 stock cube)
  • 200 mls single cream
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in large frying pan and fry the chicken (in 2 batches) until cooked through and slightly golden.
  2. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add another tbsp of oil if needed and fry the leeks and mushrooms until softened.
  4. Pour in the wine and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce.
  5. Place chicken back into the pan.
  6. Then add the chicken stock and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the cream and pepper and heat through until piping hot.
  8. Serve on a bed of rice with vegetables of your choice.

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    This is the sort of food I enjoy although my current diet would probably not like the cream, but I would

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard:-)

  2. Amy Fidler

    Think i’m gonna attempt this for Valentines day x

    1. Camilla

      Great Amy, so easy and delicious:-)

  3. charleywhite

    oh this looks divine!! I cant wait to try this recipe out! Yummy!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Charley, do let me know what you think:-)

  4. Emma Fox

    This really looks delicious – really love wine sauces for the extra flavour 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes I love cooking with wine:-)

  5. A S,Edinburgh

    I love a white wine sauce. I bet it combines wonderfully with the stock. Great recipe, thank you!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is a great recipe;-)

  6. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Have used a similar recipe for many years, the combination of flavours is lovely

    1. Camilla


  7. William Gould

    It looks absolutely perfect for a fairly quick midweek meal!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks William, my family love it:-)

  8. Amy Fidler

    This looks delicious and easy to make x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, it really is easy and delicious:-)

  9. Heather Haigh

    A perfect flavour combination! Though I might cheat and use turkey over Christmas.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, that’s a great idea Heather! Happy Christmas:-)

  10. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Yuuuuuum! I’d obviously use Quorn or something instead of the chicken, but this is JUST my kind of meal. I love that you served it with rice, I think I would have automatically defaulted to pasta, but rice sounds even better! Very successful fridge raid 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca! Funnily enough I wouldn’t think of serving it with pasta:-)

  11. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    I love cooking with wine and drinking it too, and I’m always a white over a red drinker so I’ll definitley make this meal which packs so many lovely flavours together how can it fail to taste good. This is a crowd pleaser of a meal that would make all the family happy!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura, it’s so satisfying when the whole family like a meal:-)

  12. Choclette

    I’m with you on the cider over wine. We too mostly use wine for cooking, it’s fantastic for that. What a lovely supper. Your sauce sounds delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Choclette, made a similar sauce tonight but with brandy:-)

  13. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    You are early the queen of fridge raid dinners. Ths looks fab. Chicken, leeks and mushrooms are a winning combo in my eyes. Great recipe Camilla

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Emma, I can’t say I nail it every time. Right now I am eating soup that no-one else in the family likes except me LOL!

  14. Dom

    Oh my word that looks so good. Love chicken and mushrooms and cream. Must make this for dinner

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dom, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  15. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    What a fabulous dinner. This is exactly the kind of meals I like to make and share it with someone special. People are so cream and fat-phobic these days!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle, yes it’s all about balance at the end of the day:-)

  16. Margot

    Looks amazing Camilla!! I haven’t cook with wine for ages, thanks for the reminder.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Margot, wine always makes any sauce special:-)

  17. Kavey

    Camilla, it will be no surprise to you that I love this, it’s just the kind of thing we love to cook and eat too!

    1. Camilla

      Fab Kavey, it’s not often we have wine in the house so it’s a very welcome treat to cook with it when we do:-)

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