l love making this chicken broth. It has so much flavor to it. I usually debone the chicken and make Spicy Chicken Tacos, the Poached Chicken with Pomegranate Orzo, or Chicken Salad. This recipe can also be found at gardengirlrecipes.com.
4-5 pound whole chicken or parts, skinless
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, halved
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 leek, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp peppercorn
2 bay leaves
a few fresh dill sprigs
a few fresh parsley sprigs
a few fresh cilantro sprigs
12 cups water
Step 1: Place Chicken in Large Pot
Place the skinless chicken in a large pot.
Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients
Add the remaining ingredients except the water.
Step 3: Add Water
Add the water, cover, and bring to a boil.
Step 4: Simmer
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 2 hours over low heat.
Step 5: Remove Chicken
Carefully remove the chicken from the broth and set aside. Debone the chicken and use as desired.
Step 6: Strain Broth
Strain the broth through a sieve and discard the solids.
Step 7: Remove Fat
Pour broth into a gravy strainer to remove any excess fat. If you dont have a gravy strainer, just place the broth inside the fridge and let the fat solidify on top. Then you can carefully remove with a skimmer.