He was thankful for the steaming bowl of soup that cleared his sinuses and loved the soup as much as I did.
Step 1: Chicken Stock
Homemade Chicken Stock
4 chicken thighs - bone in (very important)
6 cloves garlic
1 onion, sliced
4 large carrots, quartered
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add all ingredients to an appropriately sized roasting pan making sure fat side of chicken is up. Salt and pepper generously.
Bake 45-60 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
Remove pan from oven and let chicken cool until you can pull all of the meat off the bone. Reserve for a later meal.
Add all chicken bones, fat and veggies to a large stock pot and fill with one quart of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 45 minutes.
Using a large fine mesh colander strain liquid into a large bowl and set aside.
Eat the carrots because you can't resist and discard the rest.