Cock a Leekie Soup

Cock a Leekie Soup

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"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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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 243 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 32.4 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 497 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the chicken, water, onion and barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Remove chicken, discard the bones and skin, chop meat into bite size pieces and return to the pot.
  2. Add the chicken broth, leeks, celery, thyme, parsley, salt and ground black pepper. Simmer for 30 more minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.

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Most helpful positive review

Wonderful flavor but I felt it didn't have enough body so I added 5-medium sized potatoes. Annette Jensen- Canada

Most helpful critical review

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.

Wonderful flavor but I felt it didn't have enough body so I added 5-medium sized potatoes. Annette Jensen- Canada

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. ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Pretty good, but could use to be simmered for a couple hours.