The old fashioned chicken broth takes a little bit of time, but it’s worth it. It may be one of the best things you can cook with your pantry ingredients at home and it’s tasty and very nutritious.
Chicken broth is an old fashioned recipe, but it continues to be one of the most popular dishes around. The broth is healthy and nutritious and most importantly, easy to prepare. This recipe is for a simple, old fashioned chicken broth that can be enjoyed any time.
This old fashioned chicken broth recipe is from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
CHICKEN BROTH. (Fr.—Bouillon de Volaille.)
Ingredients.—1 chicken, 2 quarts of cold water, 1 small onion, 1 teaspoonful of finely-chopped parsley, 1 blade of mace, 1 tablespoonful of rice (this may be omitted), salt and pepper.
Method.—Cut the chicken into small pieces, break the bones, scald and skin the feet and gizzard, and wash the neck and liver. Put these into a stewpan, add the water and ½ a teaspoonful of salt, bring to the boil, and skim. Add the onion and mace, and cook slowly for 3 hours, Strain, return to the stewpan, bring to the boil, sprinkle in the rice, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the parsley, season to taste, and serve.
Time.—3¾ to 4 hours. Average Cost, 3s. Seasonable at any time. Sufficient for 5 or 6 persons.
- 1 chicken
- 8 cups of water
- 1 small onion
- 1 teaspoonful of finely-chopped parsley
- 1 blade of mace/ 1 teaspoon ground spice
- 1 tablespoonful of rice (this may be omitted)
- Salt and pepper.
- Cut the chicken into small pieces, and place into a large saucepan or stock pot.
- Add the water and ½ a teaspoonful of salt, bring to the boil, and skim any scum off the surface.
- Add the onion and spice, and cook slowly for 3 hours.
- Strain, return to the saucepan, bring to the boil. Sprinkle in the rice if using, and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add the parsley, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.