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Cock-a-Leekie

3 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A soup made with chicken broth and leeks.

The name of this traditional Scottish soup derives from the custom that the losing bird in a cockfight was plucked, dismembered, then stewed with leeks for the spectators to share following the fight. Prunes were originally added to cut the sometimes bitter taste of the leek. According to the tradition, this soup requires slow cooking and a very old bird, preferably a rooster. This modern version uses regular chicken and homemade chicken broth.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
160 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

2 leeks 600 g
750 mL Homemade Chicken Broth 3 cups
Boiled Chicken
4 pitted prunes 2 tbsp
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped [optional] 5 g

Before you start

A homemade chicken broth with reserved shredded meat is needed for this recipe.

Method

  1. Prepare the leeks: Keep only the white and light green parts then slice them thin. Put the leeks in a saucepan with the homemade chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 min, until the leeks are soft.
  2. Add the previously prepared shredded chicken meat, then simmer a couple minutes longer. Adjust the seasoning.
  3. For each serving, place a prune in a soup bowl, pour over the soup, garnish with the chopped parsley then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (70g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

160

Fat

5 g

8 %

Saturated 1.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

190 mg

8 %

Carbohydrate

15 g

5 %

Fibre

2 g

10 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

14 g

Vitamin A

39 %

Vitamin C

13 %

Calcium

5 %

Iron

13 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ½ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of  :
Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 0
Vegetables 2
Meat and Alternatives 1 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Poultry | Soups | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | Kosher | Halal | Diabetes-friendly | British