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Chicken Stock

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  Bony chicken pieces 2 Pound (Backs, Necks, And Wings)
  Celery stalks with leaves 3 , cut up
  Carrots 2 Medium, cut up
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cold water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Onion 1 Large, cut into thirds
  Whole cloves 3

1. In a stockpot combine together chicken pieces, salt, celery, carrots and pepper; add water, onion and whole clove; bring the mixture to boil.
2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 1 hour or till chicken is tender.
3. Remove the chicken pieces from the broth with a slotted spoon and set aside.
4. Line 2 layers of cheesecloth and strain the stock through it; discard the seasonings.
5. Clarify the stock and skim off the excess fat with a metal spoon, or chill the stock and remove the solidified fat before using.
6. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove chicken from bones and save meat for another use.

7. Stock can be used to make soup, stew, roast and even rice as it has a marvelous taste and aroma.

Always use cold water to make stock because in cold water, certain proteins, notably albumin, will dissolve. And albumin helps clarify a stock and gives a clearer stock.

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75 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1277 Calories from Fat 259

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.3%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g37%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 634.9 mg211.6%

Sodium 3872.2 mg161.3%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 21.2 g

Protein 200 g399.4%

Vitamin A 427.9% Vitamin C 92.6%

Calcium 31.7% Iron 52.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Stock Recipe