Recipe Raises Immunity Shield For The Whole Family
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- 1 whole free-range chicken or 2 to 3 pounds of bony chicken parts, such as necks, backs, breastbones and wings
- 4 quarts cold purified water
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 3 celery sticks, coarsely chopped
- 1 bunch parsley
- Gizzards from one chicken ( optional)
- Feet from the chicken (optional)
Cut the chicken into several pieces, wing and neck included. Place into a large stainless steel pot with water, vinegar, and all vegetables except parsley. Let the chicken sit in water for 1/2 to 1 hour. Then, bring to a boil and remove derby that rises to the top. Reduce heat and simmer for 6 to 24 hours. The longer you let it simmer, the richer and more flavorful it will be. About 10 minutes before stock is finished, add parsley.
Remove chicken and pieces with a slotted spoon. Let chicken cool and remove meat from carcass to reserve for later. Strain the stock into a large bowl. Using a cheesecloth is helpful for straining, but not required. Place stock in the refrigerator until the fat rises to the top and congeals. Store in covered containers in the refrigerator or freezer.
Use your homemade stock in any recipe that calls for a chicken stock, or make a wonderful soup of your own. I like to make a delicious chicken noodle soup with my fresh stock. Simply add vegetables of choice ( carrots, celery, onions) and noodles of choice to the stock and simmer until veggies and noodle are as desired. Add chicken from carcass and simmer a minute more. It’s that simple!
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My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.