I visited my good friend Laila last weekend. She had no clue, as to what to serve when I arrived Friday evening. Jeannette, one of her colleagues, gave her a very easy and tasty chicken dish. This will only take 10-15 minutes to prepare. The Indonisean Sambal oelek gives the dish a great kick. If you do not have Sambal, ordinary chili powder will do. If you want it less hot, add less chili. I will give credit to Lailas colleague, by calling it Chicken Breast Jeanette.
For four people you will need:
4 chicken breasts
1 tbsp butter
One leek, finely sliced
2 containers (600 ml / 1 pint) light creme fraiche or sour creme
2-3 tbsp Sambal oelek
1-2 teaspoon sugar
150 – 200 grams / 5-7 oz cheddar, gruyere, or jarlsberg cheese
Fry chicken breasts in hot butter until brown. Allow to cool.
Place sliced leek in bottom baking dish, place chicken breasts on top of the leeks.
Mix creme fraiche, Sambal oelek and sugar in a bowl. Pour over chicken breasts until covered. Add cheese on top. Bake in hot oven (200C/400 F) for 30-35 minutes.
Serve with rice.