Cock a Leeky

Ingredients

Stock

1 whole chicken

2 carrots, roughly chopped

4 leeks, green tops only roughly chopped

2 onions

2-stick celery

2 bay leaves

Peppercorns

2 cloves

4 sticks of fresh thyme, chopped up.

Soup

100g butter

4 leeks, sliced bottom white parts. Roots removed.

1 onion finely diced

2-stick celery

1 bay leaf

6 cloves garlic

½ bunch parsley

1 loaf crusty sourdough bread

Method

Method: Stock

Simmer stock, 30 to 60 min.

Remove meat from bones and cut into bite sized pieces.

Allow meat and stock to cool.

Method: Soup

Remove whole chicken from stock and break up chicken breasts.  Chop chicken roughly. In a pot, simmer garlic, butter, thyme, onion and stir. Increase heat and sweat. Add leaks, salt and pepper and cook for 4 – 6 min until soft.

Strain stock to get rid of the chunky parts and add to soup. Add chicken and parsley to soup and boil for 1 minute.

Serve in a large bowl with crusty white bread and butter on the side.