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Buckwheat Crêpes with Chicken, Mushrooms and Leeks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Once you've mastered making buckwheat crêpes for a savory meal, it's nice to have an idea of what you'd like to put inside them for dinner.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 729 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast cubed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks sliced and rinsed (or washed and sliced)
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms sliced
  • ¾ cup dry sherry
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese grated
  • 8 to 10 10-inch buckwheat crêpes
  1. Make the buckwheat crêpes according to the recipe, cover with foil and keep warm in a 200°F oven.
  2. Heat a little olive oil in a large sauté pan. Season the chicken cubes with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and sauté until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the butter to the pan along with the leeks and sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften. Add the mushrooms and a little more olive oil, if needed and cook until the mushrooms are lightly browned. Deglaze the pan with sherry, stirring to get all the browning off the bottom of the pan.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and lemon zest. Simmer for a few more minutes and then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Assemble the crêpes. Sprinkle some of the fontina cheese in the middle of the warm buckwheat crêpes. Spoon some of the chicken filling mixture over the cheese. Roll the crepes up to cover the filling or spread the filling out and fold the crepes in half and then in quarters to form triangles.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Buckwheat Crêpes with Chicken, Mushrooms and Leeks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 729 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 175mg58%
Sodium 405mg17%
Potassium 1091mg31%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1800IU36%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 241mg24%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.