What about making a basic chicken soup Martha Stewart style!!??
1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into pieces (including back)
8 cups water
Coarse salt
3 medium onions, thinly sliced (4 cups)
2 celery stalks, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
4 garlic cloves, crushed
6 medium carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
Step 1
Bring chicken, water, and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil in a large stockpot. Skim foam. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
Step 2
Remove breast, and set aside. Add carrots. Simmer, partially covered, for 40 minutes.
Step 3
Remove remaining chicken; discard back and wings. Let cool slightly. Remove meat from bones, and cut into bite-size pieces.
Step 4
Stir in desired amount of chicken; reserve the rest for another use. Skim fat. Season with salt.