A hearty, warming Scottish chicken-and-leek soup with roots in the Middle Ages

One in a long and noble list of wonderfully named British soups, cockie leekie, as it’s sometimes known, is an old Scottish favourite that dates back to at least the 16th century, but that has its roots in the medieval culinary tradition of meat and fruit pottages. It’s also, in my opinion, one of the most wholesome lunches or suppers imaginable; a true feast in a bowl.

Prep 10 min
Cook 2 hr 45 min
Serves 4

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