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Cock-a-Leekie Soup recipe

Cock-a-Leekie Soup Recipe

Cock-a-Leekie soup is a very tasty and light soup made up of chicken, bacon, vegetables, herbs and bread. You can imagine that it's high in nutritional contents and is very healthy, in addition to being hearty and delicious.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Starters
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 4 People
Calories 930 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Plate


  • 1 Medium sized Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Chopped Carrots
  • 180 g Smoked Bacon Lardon
  • 2 Leeks
  • 2 Celery Sticks
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tbsp White Wine
  • 17 Sun-Dried Prunes
  • ½ Bunch Thyme Sprigs
  • 1 Packet Bread


  • Take a saucepan and add in the oil. When it is hot enough, add in the chicken pieces and fry them till they get golden brown. Set aside.
  • Then, add carrots, bacon, leek tops and celery and fry them for 5-6 minutes till they turn golden brown too. Drain out the extra fat.
  • Now, add in the wine and quickly boil. Add in the chicken with herbs, cold water and boil it.
  • After boiling it, let it simmer for 40 minutes till the chicken gets soft.
  • Now, put the chicken on a plate, cover it with foil and keep it still it gets a little cold and then, add the soup into a pan and remove all the ingredients.
  • Keep it still and remove any extra fat after it rises up. Remove the bones from the chicken and cut them into medium-sized chunks.
  • At last, let the soup simmer along with leeks, chicken and prunes for about 20- 30 minutes and then serve it hot.



Calories: 930kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 90gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 274mgSodium: 622mgPotassium: 1210mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Scottish
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