Healthy Chicken Stock Recipe
2 lb chicken bones, back and
1 water -- to cover
1 celery stalk
1 onion -- quartered
1 bay leaf
In a large stockpot combine chicken bones, back, and neck and the
water. Add celery, onion, bay leaf, and carrot. Simmer over low heat
1-1/2 hours. Strain.
Makes 4 to 6 cups.
Note: To remove fat, allow stock to chill for 2 hours. Fat will
separate and rise to the top. Scoop fat off with spoon and discard.
Remaining stock may be used in recipes calling for defatted chicken
Recipe By : the California Culinary Academy
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