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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jerry's Cock-A-Leekie Soup

It is soup time now that the weather has cooled off. This afternoon I made Cock-A-Leekie soup from a recipe my sister, Jerry, gave me. Well, not really a recipe as she only told me what she puts in it when she makes it!

I don't care for soups with chicken, but love chicken any other way...go figure that one out.


I am not going to bore you with photos of each step...just the basic recipe.

This is what I used and how I proceeded.

Jerry's Cock-A-Leekie Soup

2 boneless chicken breasts
1 ½ quarts chicken broth/stock
4 carrots, chopped fairly small
1 large potato, diced
1 onion, diced
3 large leeks, washed and cut into half-moons
3 celery stalks, diced
½ cup cooked rice
1 bay leaf
salt/pepper to taste*

In a 4-quart pot poach the chicken breasts in the chicken broth/stock with a bay leaf. Remove to a plate to cool so they can be shredded.
Add the carrots, onions, celery and leeks to the broth. Simmer for about 15 minutes, then add the potatoes and simmer another 15 minutes.
Cook the rice in a separate pot according to package instructions. Once the rice is tender I dumped it into a strainer and ran cold water over it to get some of the starch off.
While the rice is cooking shred the chicken.
Add rice and shredded chicken to the vegetable mixture.
Add the heavy cream, heating until hot but not boiling.
Serve and enjoy...I know my husband really liked it!

*I do not add salt/pepper during the cooking process...I let everyone add their own.

This is probably not an authentic recipe as it has no prunes added!

I will join the party at On The Menu Monday at Stone Gable.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite soup!
LY,
j

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

This sounds good, Marigene! Scrolled down to have a peek at your pink and green tablescape...beautiful! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Prunes?
Soup looks delicious! Adding it to the list to try.

Anonymous said...

just love this soup....although most recipes for it call for prunes, i just can't imagine it with them in it....probably ought to try it some time.....
judy

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm getting into soups and this will go on my list.

Life with L said...

This soup sounds heavenly...It's perfect for this time of year.
I can't imagine prunes in a soup....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do love soup on cool days. This sounds really yummy! I might have to make this when I get home!
hugs,
Linda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think I'd be leaving out the prunes also! I love soups with leek - this sounds like a winner. I've never tried a Cock-A-Leekie soup yet.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This looks so good Marigene! I think I love chicken in anything!

I will have to try this one!

Lou Cinda

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This looks so good Marigene! I think I love chicken in anything!

I will have to try this one!

Lou Cinda

Kathleen said...

Glad you left out the prunes!
So I take it you think showing every step is boring, LOL! ;)
It looks delicious!

Babs said...

Marigene, This looks delicicous and I don't know why I don't make Cock-a-leekie soup more often. I'm tryig your recipe and also passing it on to my son who makes it sometimes.

Sandra said...

That top plate is too pretty. The colors are kind of muted and vibrant at the same time. Love the chargers too and of course the recipe for the soup. Great work!

d e l i g h t said...

This sounds so good to have on a cold wintery night! I love to make soups! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful evening.