One word: umami. Two words: or not…. Either way, this is a fabulous base stock that uses a few items and scraps to inject flavor into many different dishes. It’s also open to variations.
Which came first? The chicken or the chicken stock? Chicken stock is a base for a variety of sauces and soups that can be used as a substrate for cooking other items to infuse flavor. The chicken can be used in a variety of dishes, too.