Chicken, leek and quinoa soup

Hale and hearty.
Cath Muscat

There’s nothing more satisfying when the weather cools than a night in by the fire, indulging in a bowl of homemade chicken and leek soup. This fresh take on the classic has the benefits of quinoa, topped with a nourishing poached egg, elevating it to something a little special and extra hearty.

At its core, succulent chicken infuses the broth with layers of savoury richness. At the same time, the textured quinoa satisfies and soothes the soul with a healthy dose of protein and essential nutrients. Add this to your rotation of easy midweek dinners for any night of the week, or impress your guests with a dish crafted with love and wholesome goodness.

Chicken, leek and quinoa soup
Chicken and leek soup with quinoa. (Credit: Cath Muscat)




Heat oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add leek and celery and cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes or until soft but not brown. Add stock. Bring to the boil. Add chicken breast and simmer, covered, for 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked.


Remove chicken and set aside until cool enough to shred. Stir quinoa, corn and soy sauce into soup. Cover and simmer on medium low heat for about 10 minutes or until quinoa is cooked.


Meanwhile, shred chicken. Return chicken to soup, add parsley, season to taste and stir until combined. Ladle into bowls. Top with a poached egg and serve with dinner rolls.

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