Cooktober basic: Chicken in a pot

I started Cooktober with something basic that gives me lots of ingredients to work with:

Chicken in a pot.  Get a nice big organic (if you can) chicken.  Wash it.  Fill a stock pot with water.  Add chicken, hunks of onion, half a carrot or two, and a couple stocks of celery.  Make a bouquet of herbs and throw that in, too.  Bring to a boil then turn down to a low simmer for 90 min.  Strain. Discard bones and such. You now have chicken meat, broth, a base for sauce, soup, casserole, And a yummy smell in the kitchen.  Oh yeah..the wine is not for the chicken…for the cook.


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 Shown above:  Big Food, Big Love, A Modern Way to Cook, Cooks Illustrated Soups, Lark, Donna Hay’s Life in Balance, Modern Potluck, and Nanban-Japanese Soul Food.

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