1 meaty chicken carcass, plus any jellified roasting juices from it, skin and fat discarded

1 stalk celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

zest and juice 1 lemon

2 bay leaves

1-2 red chilies, halved, deseeded and sliced

1 tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cumin

small pack coriander, stems and leaves chopped and separated

Optional topping

250g pouch wholegrain basmati rice


Break the chicken carcass into a large pan and add the vegetables, 1.5 litres of water, the lemon juice and bay leaves.

Cover and simmer for 40 mins. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, to make things a bit easier to handle.

Place a colander over a bowl and scoop out all the bones into the colander.

Pick through them, stripping off the chicken and returning it with any vegetables as you work your way down the pile of bones.

Return any broth from the bowl to the pan – and any jellified roasting juices – along with the chili, ground coriander, cumin, coriander stems and lemon zest.

Cook for a few mins until just bubbling – don’t overboil as you will spoil the delicate flavours. Taste, and season only if you need to.

Meanwhile, heat the rice following pack instructions, then toss with the coriander leaves. Ladle the broth into bowls and top with the rice.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food

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