“We use a lot of chicken stock in my house," says chef Hugh Acheson. "It is a beautiful thing when created from scratch, and who knew it would be so easy? Throw all of the ingredients in and walk away. It’s a culinary mic drop.”
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One 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, quartered
2 medium white onions, quartered
3 large carrots, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 celery ribs with leaves, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves
2 parsley sprigs
2 thyme sprigs
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
6 black peppercorns
How to Make It
In a large stockpot, combine 4 quarts of water with all of the ingredients except the salt. Simmer over very low heat, partially covered, for 8 hours; skim the surface of the stock as necessary.
Strain the stock into a large bowl and season with salt; discard the solids. Let the stock cool, then refrigerate. Skim the fat from the surface before using.
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