Chicken and Leek Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by cwhiteside

This chicken and leek soup recipe is also known as cock-a-leekie soup in the Scottish kitchen, but whatever you want to call it, it is a delicious, filling soup and very easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large stock or soup pan. Add all the vegetables and brown over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  2. Add the chicken to the pot and enough water to more than cover. Add the bay leaf. Add 6 leek.
  3. Cover the pot and simmer gently for 1- 1 ½ hours or until the chicken is falling off the bone Remove the chicken and reserve.
  4. Continue cooking the broth for 20 minutes to intensify the flavour. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Shred some of the reserved chicken meat and add to the finished soup.
  6. Note: The reserved chicken can also be served as a separate course with boiled potatoes and other fresh vegetables.

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