Boiler Broth - Early 1900's

Recipe by ImPat
READY IN: 5hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 2 litres
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Pat the skin of the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stuff onion into the cavity and then tie legs together with kitchen string and then bake for 30 minutes.
  • Peel the carrot and roughly chop the leek and celery.
  • Place the chicken and remaining ingredients into a large pot and cover with water and bring to the boil and skim off any scum that forms and then cover and simmer very gently for up to 5 hours.
  • It will make your house smell wonderful.
  • Strain into a large bowl and allow to cool.
  • Chill overnight and then skim off fat that forms on the surface, use within 3 days or freeze.
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS - the rich flavour of the wonderful broth makes a meal in itself, shred meat from the breast and throw in a handful of noodles and fresh herbs for a bowl of sublime chicken noodle soup.
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