Basic Chicken Stock

Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 cups

    in a slow-cooker
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

One of the sad realities of contemporary life is the almost total unavailability of fowls, aged birds of substantial size that are tough but full of flavor and lots of enriching gelatin in the bones. Today’s birds are slaughtered young, before they start producing thin-shelled eggs with double yolks. Those of us who are women can sympathize—osteoporosis and lessened fertility.

The live-poultry markets of the past are disappearing. However, Asian markets will often sell chicken feet