Okay, so this may not make you a meal (or look that appetising) but a great homemade chicken stock is the base to so many amazing dishes; it is essential to have in your recipe collection! If you ever buy a chicken to roast, or to butcher as I do, then you have no excuse not to keep the carcass and make a wonderful stock out of it. Trust me you won’t regret it, as it will provide you with such a delicious base to so many great dishes. It also freezes so there is no excuse 😀
– Chicken carcass
– 1 onion chopped into quarters
– 2 stalks celery – roughly chopped
– 1 large carrot – roughly chopped
– Small bunch fresh thyme
– 2 bay leaves
– Salt & pepper
Put all the ingredients in a large pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer on a low heat for 3 hours.
Strain the liquid and pour into containers. This will freeze so you can use it when needed.