(P) Leek and Chicken Soup

(P) Leek And Chicken Soup

By: Rachel's Tea



  • Olive oil 2 Tbsp
  • Onions (coarsely chopped) 2
  • Celery stalks (chopped) 2
  • Leeks (2 coarsely chopped, 3 thinly sliced) 5
  • Chicken 1-3 lb
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Fresh parsley sprigs to garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions, celery, and the 2 coarsely chopped leeks and sauté over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until just golden brown.
  2. Wipe the chicken inside and out and remove as much skin and fat as you can-the breast skin will come away easily with your fingers and the leg skin can be removed carefully with a sharp, small knife slid between the flesh and skin.
  3. Fat clings inside the cavity and on the underside of the bird.
  4. Place the chicken in the saucepan with the cooked vegetables and add the bay leaves.
  5. Pour in enough cold water to just cover and season well with salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, then cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface with a slotted spoon.
  7. Remove the chicken from the stock, remove and discard any remaining bits of skin, then remove all the meat.
  8. Cut the meat into neat pieces. Strain the stock through a colander, discarding the vegetables and bay leaves, return to the rinsed out saucepan.
  9. Expect to have 5-6 cups of stock.
  10. Heat the stock to simmering point. Add the sliced leeks and heat for about 1 minute.
  11. Return the chicken to the pan and heat through. Ladle the soup into soup bowls and serve garnished with parsley.