Rich, nourishing chicken stock! Add flavor to your favorite dishes or whip up the most delicious homemade chicken noodle soup. Just save your chicken bones in the freezer til you have a critical mass, then throw together this great kitchen staple so you always have some on hand!
Add all ingredients to a large pot on the stove. If the water doesn't cover all the ingredients, just go ahead and add more til it does. Bring broth to a boil, then turn down the heat and let the ingredients simmer for 4-6 hours, adding more water as necessary. *Tip: if you do not want to monitor the water loss, cover 80% of the pot with a lid once simmering!
Once your broth is finished cooking, strain out the ingredients so that you are left with pure liquid. Pour the stock into jars, leaving at least an inch of space from the rim for freezer expansion. Cool jars then place in the freezer for storage!
To Make it Magickal:
If you would like to make this stock magickal, all you need is intention, openness, and love! As you add the ingredients, thank each one. As the broth comes to a boil, visualize the flame melding the properties of the ingredients together. As the pot settles into a simmer, infuse the stock with your intention:
close your eyes. visualize a bright white light flowing into your body through the crown of your head and suffusing you with the light of the cosmos. plant your feet, and reach into the earth with your roots. draw up Her golden vitality into your body. you are a pilar of light and love, connecting the Earth and the cosmos like a great spirit tree. now, hold your hands palm out toward your stock, and visualize the energy you have called flowing out into the pot. infuse the stock with the energy as you hold the intention that this soup nourish and vitalize those who partake of it. when it is full to glowing, place your hands together and say a few words of gratitude to the Universe and release the energy back to whence it came. so mote it be.