I usually save up chicken bones in a bag in the freezer and use them all in one shot...
Begin by placing the chicken carcasses into a large pot
Add enough water to cover the bones, if you have alot of bones or a shallow pot, just put enough water in to come to 1 inch below the rim.
If the carcasses were raw, bring to a simmer and skim off any foam or "build up"
If the carcasses were from a roasted chicken or similar, you should only have to skim off oil
Once the foam is gone we can start building the stock...
add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
***If possible do not boil hard, this will cause the stock to become cloudy, its not a big deal but if you can slowly simmer the stock for 3 to 5 hours, it will promote flavor and a nice clairty for soups like chicken noodle, italian wedding or asian broths...
during the simmering period, keep an eye on your stock, you should lose about 1/2 inch per hour, so if you leave it on too long you will have nothing left. As a point of reference at a simmer i leave it on for around 4 hours.
when your ready, shut off the heat, you may notice a light layer of oil on the surface, i leave this on to skim off later for stuffings or gravys. Use tongs or a small skimmer to remove the bones and vegetables, then strain the liquid into a bowl or even another pot.
Hopefully you will yield 4 to 6 litres of stock.
Use in your favorite soups and broths.
***Just as a note, if you reduce this liquid to half, you will get a glace de poulet, which when cooled should geletinize. This is GOLD!!! I like to pour the reduced stock into a baking pan, chill it and cut it into squares. This allows for the production of quick sauces.
A basic and simple Base for soups and sauces...
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|Serving Size: 1 (10g)|
|Recipe Makes: 16 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 1 (12%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1.2mg||0 %|
|Potassium 35.2mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 1.4g|
|Protein 0.3g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 8
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