Chicken stock

Chicken stock

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From
Cook for Your Life
Makes
3 litres
Photographer
Gorta Yuuki (studio) and William Meppem (location)

This is the most important stock I make as I use it so regularly. I actually treat my chicken stock like a Chinese ‘master stock’, meaning that I never use it all up and keep some of the last batch to form the base of the next batch. As a result, my stock has a rich, concentrated flavour – and for some purposes I actually water it down. An easier way of getting a similar flavour is to add a few natural chicken-stock cubes in place of salt, which I have added to this recipe (but if you’d prefer not to use these, then you can just add salt to taste).

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3kg free-range chicken wings
4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
2 onions, roughly chopped
1 bouquet garni, made of 2 bay leaves, 8 parsley stalks and 4 thyme sprigs tied with string
2 natural chicken-stock cubes
3 litres cold water

Method

  1. Use kitchen scissors to cut each chicken wing through the joints to give 3 sections.
  2. Put the wings and remaining ingredients in a large pot and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the temperature to a simmer. Use a large spoon to skim the surface of any impurities. Cook gently, uncovered, for 21⁄2–3 hours. Every now and then, top up with a little water to keep it roughly at the original level.
  3. Use a large slotted spoon to remove the chicken and vegetables from the stock, and discard. Pour the stock through a fine strainer into a clean pot. Bring to the boil and skim the surface of any further impurities, then leave to cool. Skim the fat from the surface before dividing into containers and storing in the refrigerator or freezer until needed (frozen stock will keep for up to 3 months).
Tags:
health
diet
low-fat
low fat
healthy
nutritional
weightloss
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