What size pot do you use to make Jewish chicken soup?
- Nikki NYC Feb 18, 2009 03:20 PM
It's time for me to buy a new pot - mine is so small I don't get enough broth, even with a 3 1/2 pound chicken. Any suggestions? Also, any opinions about stock v. soup pots? Thanks!
You didn't say what size pot you're using now.
But I 'd say if you want a little more broth, buy a
slightly larger pot. If you want a lot more
broth, buy a much larger pot. Stocks and
soup are basically the same thing, liquid with
some stuff in it.
I also use a 12-quart stockpot. Chicken soup freezes well, so I like to make a big pot of it and freeze it in 1-quart containers.
Agree with the others that a 12 quarts is a good size for a soup pot.
If you're only making soup of one chicken, an 8-quart pot is plenty big enough. But if you're only going to have one, the 12-quart is the way to go. Unless you're fairly short, it's easy enough to cook 6 or 8 quarts of soup in a 12-quart pot. The other way around presents more problems.