Chicken & Leek Soup

Life has been all about change this past year, which is how I came across this recipe for chicken & leek soup with spinach. The older I am getting the healthier I find myself eating and this recipe is no exception.

This last year both the hubs and I have been trying to make a concentrated effort to eat cleaner. Not only is this a bonus for us, but it’s a teaching moment for my daughter. I like that my life changes are not only good for me but help her learn good habits for when she becomes an adult.

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Chicken & Leek Soup

3 lbs. boneless chicken, cut in chunks
1 leek, washed, dried and diced
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup spinach, rough chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed with a garlic press
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. olive oil
5 cups low sodium chicken stock
1 cup water

  • Sauté leek and celery in olive oil until both begin to soften
  • Add chicken, brown most of the way
  • Add garlic when chicken is almost browned
  • Mix in salt, pepper, and cumin
  • Add stock and water
  • Cook 30 minutes
  • Add in thyme
  • Cook 10 minutes more
  • Serve hot

Chicken & Leek Soup
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs. boneless chicken, cut in chunks
  • 1 leek, washed, dried and diced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, rough chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed with a garlic press
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Sauté leek and celery in olive oil until both begin to soften
  2. Add chicken, brown most of the way
  3. Add garlic when chicken is almost browned
  4. Mix in salt, pepper, and cumin
  5. Add stock and water
  6. Cook 30 minutes
  7. Add in thyme
  8. Cook 10 minutes more
  9. Serve hot

 

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