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Perfect Chicken Soup

Perfect Chicken Soup


  • 1 whole chicken, 3-4 lbs.
  • 6 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 6 celery stalks, peeled and sliced (including leaves)
  • handful of fresh parsley
  • handful of fresh dill
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves (optional- i add more because i like a strong clove flavor)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads (optional-- adds a rich yellow color to the broth)