Cut the chicken into 8 pieces. Put it in a bowl, rub in the seasonings, and then leave it to marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan, and fry the chicken skin side down with the leek. Turn it over when browned and cook the other side.
Add the leftover marinade from the bowl, cover with a lid and steam. Make sure the chicken is cooked through to the inside (do this on low heat).
Remove the lid halfway through. It's done when the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is mixed in with the chicken.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to eat plump chicken seasoned simply. I came up with this as a way to make a side dish with sauce at the same time.
None in particular. Raw chicken can give you food poisoning, so make sure to cook it all the way through . However, if you overdo it, the chicken will shrink, so keep an eye on it... It's nice with other vegetables instead of leek, try spinach or shimeji mushrooms.