You could add some extra herbs to direct the flavours in other directions here — maybe some thyme, bay leaf or lemon grass. This is a simple and wholesome broth and a good base for so many meals — boil some pasta in it for a first course, or try it with very small dumplings (overleaf). I often make chicken croquettes with the boiled chicken.
Put the chicken into your largest pot and add the carrots, celery, parsley, peppercorns, shallots and garlic. Add
Turn off the heat and leave the broth until it’s cool enough to handle. Carefully take out the chicken. Strain what’s left, keeping the broth to use for pasta or dumplings. You decide if you’d like to save the carrots to eat later on.
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