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Course: Soups & Sandwiches
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Stock, Comfort Food, Gluten-Free, Soups

Chicken Stock

ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 14 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 5 quarts
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  • 4 pounds raw chicken parts, including necks and backs
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 4 carrots, peeled and halved
  • 4 stalks celery, halved
  • 1 leek, white part only, cut in half lengthwise
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 sprigs fresh parsley, with stems
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 to 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 gallons cold water

Specialized Hardware

  • 12-quart stockpot
  • Steamer basket
ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 14 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 5 quarts

Procedure

  • Place the chicken, vegetables, herbs, and spices in a 12-quart stockpot. Set an open steamer basket directly on ingredients in pot and add the water. Cook on high heat until you begin to see bubbles break through the surface of the liquid; do not boil.
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