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  • Writer's pictureKevin Dam

"Delicious and Easy Chicken and Leek Quiche Recipe - Perfect for Any Occasion!"

Chicken and Leek Quiche is a hearty option that offers a fantastic combination of flavors, pairing the subtle sweetness of leeks with the savory notes of chicken. Here's a comprehensive recipe and some tips and tricks to make a Chicken and Leek Quiche that's sure to impress.



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  • Dish name: Chicken and Leek Quiche

  • Cuisine: French-inspired

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus chilling

  • Cooking time: 45-50 minutes

  • Yield: Serves 6-8


Ingredients:


  • 1 pie pastry crust (9-inch)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large leek, cleaned and thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)

  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream or milk

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • A pinch of dried thyme (or fresh if available)

  • 1 cup grated Gruyère or cheddar cheese


Instructions:


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Roll out the pastry crust and fit it into a pie dish. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the sliced leeks until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Let them cool slightly.

  4. Spread the cooled leeks and then the chicken evenly over the crust.

  5. Beat the eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and thyme together. Add the grated cheese into the mixture and stir.

  6. Pour the mixture over the leeks and chicken in the pie crust.

  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the quiche is set and the top is slightly golden.

  8. Let the quiche rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. This allows it to set and makes cutting easier.


Tips and Tricks:


  • Leek Preparation: To ensure there is no grit from the leeks, rinse them thoroughly after slicing.

  • Chicken: Using leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken can save time and add flavor.

  • Creamy Custard: Full-fat cream gives a richer taste, but milk or a mixture can be used for a lighter version.

  • Cheese Choice: Gruyère adds a nutty flavor, but cheddar can give a sharper taste. Choose according to your preference.

  • Blind Baking: Consider partially baking the crust for about 10 minutes to achieve a crunchy base.

  • Egg Mixture: Do not overwhisk the eggs to avoid incorporating too much air, which can lead to a less smooth texture.

  • Seasoning: Adjust the seasoning to taste, and don't forget that the chicken and cheese will already add saltiness.

  • Serving: Serve the quiche warm, not hot, to appreciate its full range of flavors.





By implementing these tips and tricks, you’ll enhance the flavor and presentation of your Chicken and Leek Quiche, making it a memorable dish that combines simplicity and gourmet appeal. Enjoy your culinary creation!

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Mohamed Njounkou
Jun 29

Easy delicious foot

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