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Cock a Leekie Soup

Preparation: 20 mins

Cooking: 90 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00

Ingredients

  • 8 Chicken Thighs (600g)
  • 1 Pint Water (600ml)
  • 1 Onion (60g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Pearl barley (20g)
  • 1 Chicken or Vegetable Reduced Salt Stock Cube (10g)
  • 2 Leeks (320g)
  • 1 Stick Celery (30g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme (1g)
  • Parsley (10g)
  • Ground Black Pepper (0) (to taste)

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Method

1. Peel and chop the onion.

2. In a large pan add the chicken thighs, water, onion and barley. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

3. Remove the chicken from the pan and remove the skin and bone from each thigh using a sharp knife. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and return to the pan.

4. Wash the celery and leeks then finely chop then add to the pan with the thyme, parsley and stock cube. Stir to dissolve the stock cube, adding more water if required.

5. Add pepper to taste and simmer until the vegetables are tender, approximately 20-30 minutes.

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