Recipe by briony
"Traditional Scots soup of chicken and leeks. One pound of potatoes, peeled and cubed, could be substituted for the barley, if desired."
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chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed
1 (10.5 ounce) can
condensed chicken broth
celery, thickly sliced
fresh thyme, chopped
chopped fresh parsley
ground black pepper
Wonderful flavor but I felt it didn't have enough body so I added 5-medium sized potatoes. Annette Jensen- Canada
We found this soup to be easy to make but on the boring side. OK if you are looking for something heathy, but I wouldn't call it comfort food.
This was very good, and easy, but with all the onions and leeks I wouldn't recommend it before a date. LOL
very good soup, my friends loved it. I didn't use quite as much leeks as called for because the leeks I found were quite big. It served 12 people with leftovers, it was a good lunch.
I also add more barley as stated. I like this soup with cubed potaoes and a squeeze of lemon juice. This hit's the spot! I've made it about 5 times now and it comes out wonderful everytime. Yummy!
This really good. I will definately make this again. I thought 1/3 cup of barley would not be enough so I increased it to 1/2 cup...it was way too much, I should have followed the recipe.
Added potatoes as well,very nice flavour. The leeks I used were small so the onion flavour was not overwhelming.
Leeks: Cut off and discard the root area, 1/8" up the white bulb. Slice the leeks as desired, perhaps 1/4". Use as much as 2" of the green. Then wash the slices thoroughly turning them over and over under running water in a colander to get rid of the sand and dirt in which they were grown. It might take 30 minutes to get the leeks clean. This is vital and not warned of in the recipe. We have been served sandy leeks in restaurants. The recipe is strange, since the ingredients list calls for bite-size pieces of boneless thighs but the directions ask us to take the meat off the bones and chop. I was not able to find condensed broth (no such animal). I used boneless breasts since that's what I had to use up. No doubt thighs would have been more flavorful. I also used more celery, thyme and parsley than called for. Next time I will use more barley, and there will be a next time. The result was bland, as one reviewer said, so I added some Bell's and some S&P and served it with a suggestion to add more as needed. Served with cheddar and crackers.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cock a Leekie Soup
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 243
** Calories from Fat: 58
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