Chicken and Leek Soup (Cock-a-leekie)

Chicken and Leek Soup (Cock-a-leekie)

Chicken and Leek Soup or what is known as Cock-a-leekie is one of the great soups that the Scottish people contributed to the world cuisine.  Traditionally cooked with chicken, prunes, leeks and an array of vegetables. But the modern versions sometimes don’t have the prunes anymore but leek should be always there.


A really easy soup to make and in fact this is one of my leftover series, as it does not have any fancy ingredients to it and usually the ingredients are your normal day to day fridge items.  You can even add additional vegetables of your liking and it’s all up to you, like mine I had included all of the leftover vegetables I can gather.  Now can you show me your own version?

Ingredients

8-10 pcs chicken legs, bone in
2 large white onions, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 large stalks leeks, sliced
1 small red capsicum, chopped
1 small orange capsicum, chopped
1/2 cup full cream
1 litre chicken stock
1 litre water
salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp rubbed thyme
3 tbsp butter


Method

  1. In a pot add butter then add the chicken, brown it on all sides then remove from pot then set aside.
  2. Add onions, celery and carrots then sauté until the vegetables sweat.
  3. Add water, stock and chicken then bring to a boil simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the leeks and capsicums, simmer for additional 15 minutes.
  5. Add full cream and thyme, season with salt and black pepper, turn heat off then serve.
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  1. saminacooks says:

    I so want a bowl full of this soup right now. Looks delicious!

  2. peachkins says:

    I love chicken sooo much! This is bookmarked!

  3. Tita Beng says:

    Yum yum! This looks so appetizing! Makes me drool!

    Happy Valentines to you and your wife, Raymund!

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