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Braised chicken with carrots and leaks

Braised chicken with carrots and leeks

Course: Dinner
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Edyta
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  • 6 chicken thighs on a bone
  • 2 leaks chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of parley to garnish
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice


  • Combine soy sauce, honey and chopped garlic in a bowl
  • Season chicken with a little bit of salt (not too much as it will marinade in the soy sauce), pepper and cayenne pepper
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes
  • In a Dutch oven, or other braising pot, heat up the oil
  • Once the oil is hot, place the chicken skin side down and cook until the skin gets brown
  • Turn the chicken and cook on the other side
  • Take the chicken out and put carrots, leaks and celery into the pot - adding a little bit of water to scrape the pan
  • Let it cook for 5-10 minutes
  • Return chicken to the pan, adding the remainder of the marinade
  • Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through
  • Occasionally during the cooking time, stir the dish so it isn't sticking to the pot
  • When the chicken is braising, cook rice according to directions
  • Serve the chicken over rice and garnish with parsley