Recipe by Jellyqueen
This recipe came to me by way of the Recipe Adoption. I am leaving it as is, because it is very a good recipe. Of course, it is a stock, and can be changed around with different herbs to suit your own taste. It is a lengthy process, but if you use a lot of chicken stock, it is well worth the work. NOTE: You can save up your chicken parts in the freezer and then cook this off when you have enough parts. You don't have to go and buy special chicken. You can even use the carcass of baked chicken or turkey to go into this stock.
- 4 lbs fowl
- chicken giblets, chopped
- 1 onion, stuck with 2 cloves
- 2 leeks, halved lengthwise
- 2 carrots
- 1 stalk celery, halved
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 6 parsley sprigs
- 6 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 clove garlic, unpeeled
- 1 bay leaf
- chicken neck, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- In a kettle combine the fowl, the neck and the giblets, and 12 cups cold water, bring the water to a boil, and skim the froth.
- Add 1/2 cup cold water, bring the stock to s simmer, and skim any froth.
- Add the onion, the leeks, the carrots, the celery, the salt, and the parsley, thyme, garlic clove, and bay leaf and simmer the stock, skimming the froth for 2 hours.
- Remove the fowl from the kettle, remove the meat and skin from the carcass, and reserve the meat for another use.
- Chop the carcass, return it and the skin to the kettle, and simmer stock, adding boiling water if necessary to keep ingredients barely covered, for 2 more hours.
- Strain the stock through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on the solids, and let it cool.
- Chill the stock and remove the fat.
- The stock may be frozen.