from my mother, Carola Penn

6 whole chicken legs
1 or 2 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
shallot or garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fresh-ground coriander seeds
3 cups water to cover
several bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Trim excess fat and brown chicken legs in olive oil in a large pot.
Add onion, shallot or garlic, ground cumin or seed and coriander
seeds, brown a bit with chicken.
Add water to cover and bay leaves
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1.5 -2 hours, til the meat separates
easily from the bone
Serve the chicken and save the broth for soup.

For soup, you will have a condensed broth to which you can add
carrots, celery, parsley or whatever vegetables you like.
Add water to thin.

This broth makes an excellent base for Matzoh Ball soup.

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