Cock a leekie soup

serves 4
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken legs, or 6 drumsticks
  • 1l water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 12 prunes, chopped
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 200˚c
2
Roast the chicken pieces for around 30 minutes then place in a heavy bottomed pot along with any juices which have come out. Pour water over the chicken until it is covered. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 1 hour to give a stock
3
Add in the vegetables, prunes, herbs, a good grinding of pepper and half a teaspoon of salt. Cook until the vegetables are tender, around 20 minutes. Remove the chicken, take the meat from the bones and stir back into soup
4
Discard the bones and the herbs, check for seasoning and serve