Cock-a-Leekie is an amazing soup. Rich in delicate flavors and impressive flavors. Don’t limit yourself to chicken. Make it with game birds or any edible fowl.

Cock-a-Leekie

Cock-a-Leekie
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8 to 10
Ingredients
  • 1 boiling chicken, about 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds)
  • 4 Cups (1 litre) 1 3/4 pints chicken stock or water
  • 4 leeks, cleaned and sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 prunes, optional
Instructions
  1. Cover the chicken with stock or water and add the leeks and seasoning. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 3 1/2 hours, until tender.
  2. Remove the chicken from the stock, carve off the meat and cut it into fairly large pieces.
  3. Serve the soup with the chicken pieces in it, or serve the soup on its own, with the chicken as a main course.
  4. If prunes are used, soak them overnight in cold water, halve and stone them and add to the stock 30 minutes before the end of the cooking.
Notes
This is a generous recipe. When the soup is finished, cool half of it, portioning it to a freezable plastic container. Freeze for up to two weeks. Enjoy!

 

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