Chicken Potato Leek Soup

When is a bowl of soup a meal, well for me it can be any soup. For others, it has to have all the components of a hearty meal, protein, carb, vegetable… or so I’m told. This Chicken Potato Leek Soup is the perfect meal anytime, especially on a cold day, or when you need a meal made in one pot. 

Easy Potato Leek Soup with Chicken from

I am a huge potato fan!

I think there should be a place where you get potatoes any way you can think of. 

Baked, Broiled, Grilled, Fried… oh the options are endless!

Take for instance, giant stuffed baked potatoes (oh there was a place I went to when I was young, they had the BIGGEST potatoes, they got them special I think they said from Chicago but of course, I was surprised they weren’t from Idaho… 

Anyway, the variety they used was huge…

Each potato weighed over a pound!

baked and split open they filled an entire white styraphone container. I’d order the chedderella, sometimes with broccoli.. it was so delicious. It was baked perfectly, with crisp skin, split open, buttered, plenty of cheddar and mozzarella cheese all melted and perfect, topped with cooked chopped broccoli if that was what I wanted 🙂

As far as soup goes, I have my favorites, potato soup is one of them, be sure to check out my baked potato soup it’s loaded!

Now let’s talk leeks, they are so delicious. I love them grilled. Leeks are great with eggs and so many other dishes. I think they are underrated! 

They are the perfect vegetable to add to potato soup… now to turn it into a complete meal this recipe has chicken added.

What else will be served at the “potato place” hmm… potato pancakes, french fries, potatoes gratin, mashed potatoes, potato skins, hash browns, home fries, big grilled seasoned potato wedges, steak fries with gravy, potato nachos,


LEEK SOUP with Chicken and Potatoes

Oh, scooping out a big bowl of hot delicious creamy potato leek soup with chicken is just what a cool day calls for!


chicken and potato leek soup recipe at

Cook chicken in the soup, or use already cooked chicken, or maybe you’re a fan of rotisserie chicken… I have lots of those recipes as well.

more great potato recipes

So I have over 20 potato recipes linked within this post. As you can see, I love potatoes and I hope you do too and find some new favorite recipes.

Do the potatoes have to be peeled?

You can peel them if you prefer. I use Yukon Gold potatoes which have a very thin skin, so I leave the skin on.

potato leek soup with chicken recipe

Fun add-ins to this soup:

  • Add cheese for a cheesy version cheddar or parmesan make for great flavor
  • Add diced celery and carrots to get in more veggies
  • Add in some chopped spinach or kale to get more greens
  • Add drained and rinsed white beans for a heartier soup
  • To lighten up the carbs in this soup, swap out ½ the potatoes for chopped cauliflower florets.
  • 1 cup sour cream to make it tangier and creamier
  • 1 cup buttermilk for a tangier flavor

For a thicker or creamier soup, remove 2 cups of soup and puree it in a blender, or use an immersion blender for a really smooth soup.

Chicken Potato Leek Soup

A delicious creamy soup filled with chicken, potatoes, and leeks and full of flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, soup
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb chicken, cut into small pieces boneless skinless chicken breast or thigh
  • 2 lbs potatoes, cut small I used Yukon gold mini potatoes, diced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or water and chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups milk or 1 cup milk plus 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add butter, saute garlic, and chicken, and stir, cook for 1 minute. Add potatoes and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Mix milk with cornstarch and while stirring pour it into the simmering soup. This will thicken the broth.
  • Add leeks and stir.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. If you want added chicken flavor add more bouillon, I typically add a tablespoon.


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