Quick and Light Cockaleekie Soup (Chicken and Leek)

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READY IN: 22mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb leek, washed and trimmed
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
  • 4
    cups chicken broth (use salt free if possible, otherwise omit the salt called for below)
  • 12
    cup diced cooked chicken meat
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 18
    teaspoon pepper
  • 2 -3
    tablespoons chopped parsley (to garnish)
  • 4 -6
    coarsely chopped pitted prunes (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the leeks in half lengthwise and chop the halves at 1/8 inch intervals.
  • Include some of the green tops.
  • Melt butter in saucepan and stir-fry leeks 2 or 3 minutes over moderate/low heat.
  • Add other ingredients (except parsley) and simmer 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve with parsley sprinkled on top.
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