Cockaleekie Soup

Cockaleekie Soup

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"A filling winter stew served best with crusty bread on a cold day. This recipe will make enough to give to your neighbors and friends."
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3 h 30 m servings 284 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a large stock pot; cook chicken in the boiling water until fully cooked, about 1 hour. Remove chicken, keeping water in stock pot, and cool; discard skin, pull meat from bones, and put bones back into water for stock. Add onion, carrots, and celery to water and boil, about 1 hour.
  2. Soak leeks in a bowl of water, about 10 minutes; drain.
  3. Remove bones and vegetables from stock using a slotted spoon. Add chicken meat, leeks, barley, celery seed, cloves, salt, and black pepper to stock and simmer until barley is tender and flavors have blended, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a headier stew, add two diced parsnips or potatoes. For a lighter stew, exclude the barley and reduce cooking time to half.



I started with half a teaspoon of cloves and would only do a pinch next time. This makes a rich and tasty stock but the end result needs more substance in my opinion. The cook's notes state that...

wow! need to go much easier on the clove! That's unfortunately all I can taste in what was otherwise a promising recipe.

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