Creamy Chicken & Leek Soup

good for the soul

good for the soul

Poor Dog. He had a hard week this week for the following reasons:

1. There were a lot of thunderstorms and, as both hubs and I were working, he was left without a thunder buddy for most of them

2.  The mutt two doors down launched a stealth attack yesterday when we went out for Dog’s morning whizz. He managed to conceal himself in a handy bush and leap out just as Dog had selected the perfect spot and was busy squatting down. No butts were bitten thankfully but it was a very close thing and both of us were pretty shaken up.

3. Instead of giving him the leftovers from our Sunday roast chicken, I made this soup.

if you can, make your own stock for the soup base - it ramps up the healthy factor

if you can, make your own stock for the soup base – it ramps up the healthy factor

He still hasn’t forgiven me (as evidenced by the wounded side-eye I keep getting) but my conscience is clear because my belly is sated.

Creamy Chicken & Leek Soup (serves 3-4)

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 large leek, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 large, white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 small yellow potatoes (I used white, but you can swop in sweet if you’re averse to those), peeled and diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the garlic, onion and leek. Gently fry over a medium heat for five minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a blender and process until smooth. Return to the pan but turn off the heat.
  4. Stir in the chicken, followed by the milk. Season to taste and serve.

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8 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken & Leek Soup

  1. This sounds delicious! Poor dog. My spaniel sits and watches me make matzo ball soup desperately hoping I’ll drop some chicken & carrots on the floor in the process. She’s often disappointed.

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