A disclaimer: I made this stew with Quorn chicken patties (a vegetarian chicken substitute). I also replaced chicken broth with vegetable broth. I thought this recipe was very bland. I realize that it could be my attempt at making it vegetarian, however, the stew without the Quorn was very flavorless which makes me doubt that adding real chicken would really improve the stew that much. We have a lot of leftovers, so I will try to do something to make it more palatable. I will add more salt (which I hate doing) and maybe more of the hot pepper sauce. I think using onion instead of leek would also help, so I may saute some onions and add it to the soup.