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Chicken Broth

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Ingredients
  Cold water 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Carrot 1 Large, chopped
  Stalk celery 1 , chopped
  Fresh parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Place water, chicken, onion, carrot, celery, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, cayenne, and black pepper in a very large microwave-safe bowl.
Cover tightly and microwave on high for 45 minutes.
Strain broth through a fine sieve or a strainer lined with clean, dry cheesecloth.
Press down on the solids gently while straining to extract as much liquid as possible.
Discard solids.
Let broth stand at room temperature until lukewarm.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Skim off all fat that has risen to the surface or pour through a soup strainer.
Variation Microwave strained broth on high uncovered for about 40 minutes until reduced to 1 cup to use as a consomme or as a glaze for making sauces.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Healthy

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