1½kg chicken parts (necks, backs, breastbones and wings)
2 chicken feet (optional)
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1 onions roughly chopped
2 carrots roughly chopped
3 celery stalks roughly chopped
2 leeks (white part only), rinsed and roughly chopped
1 garlic bulbs cut in half
1 tablespoon black peppercorns lightly crushed
Place the chicken pieces in a stockpot or large saucepan; add 5 litres (21 cups) of cold water, the vinegar, onion, carrot, celery, leek, garlic and peppercorns and leave to stand for 30 minutes – 1 hour. Bring to the boil, continuously skimming off the skin and foam that forms on the surface of the liquid. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 6 – 12 hours. The longer you cook the stock the more the flavours will develop.
Allow to cool slightly before straining the stock through a fine sieve into a large storage container. Cover and place in your refrigerator until the fat rises to the top and congeals. Skim off the layer of fat from the top and reserve the fat and stock in covered containers in your refrigerator or freezer.
Serve hot in a mug with a teaspoon of turmeric, squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of Himalayan salt
The stock can be stored in the refrigerator up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. The reserved fat can be used as cooking oil for meat, poultry and vegetables dishes.