Chicken Potato Leek Soup

Chicken has long been a staple of diets around the globe. In fact, it is the world’s leading source of animal protein and has been a healthy alternative to red meat.

Nutritional Content of Chicken Quarters

This recipe uses chicken quarters, which are a whole chicken leg that consists of a thigh and a drumstick connected by connective tissues.

Most of the time when we’re eating, we don’t ponder over the nutritional value of what we’re chewing.

But it’s good to know. So here is the nutritional value of a chicken quarter.

100 grams or roughly ¼ pound of chicken quarters with skin has:

Calcium    880 mg

Phosphorus   500 mg

Potassium    210 mg

Sodium    8.0 mg

Zinc 0.2 mg

Now that’s good to know.

Chicken Potato Leek Soup

3 pounds (about 4 quarters) chicken leg quarters, skinless, if desired

2 cups water

2 cups chicken broth

3 cups potato leek soup

1 tablespoon curry powder

zest of 1/2 a lemon, grated

8 ounces green beans, trimmed and blanched

Place chicken quarters into a 4 quart or bigger slow cooker.

chicken-leg-quarters-added-to-slow-cooker-for-chicken-curry-soup

Next add water and chicken broth to crockpot until chicken is barely covered.

Next add soup and curry powder. After each addition, mix thoroughly.

adding curry powder to Chicken Curry Soup

Place lid on slow cooker and turn on to high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

The beans are added to the slow cooker 1 hour before the meat is cooked.

blanched green beans for Chicken Curry Soup

Trim the fresh green beans and blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes only.

Remove from water and drop beans into some ice cold water for 3 minutes, to stop them from cooking.

Remove from cold water, and add to slow cooker, and mix in well.

Chicken Curry Soup in slow cooker ready to plate

Next add zest from 1/2 a lemon, and mix in well. Cover slow cooker with lid, and continue cooking one hour more.

Plate and serve the Chicken Potato Leek Soup with a side of rice. You can also top with more lemon zest.

Chicken Curry Soup with a side of white rice

If you have any questions about the use of a slow cooker, such as are they safe to cook with, view our article: Slow Cooking, is it Safe?


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