I love making chicken soup, and I find it comes out best when I use a whole chicken. But oh, the chicken fat when you cook it with the skin on! Even taking most of it off you’re still left with a lot of fat.
A trick I was taught while working in a nursing home kitchen – place wax paper down on top of the HOT broth, and once it cools, the fat magically peels away. Don’t believe me?? See here:
Whenever I’m too lazy to do this I always am cursing myself the next day as I try and scoop fat off of the broth. It really works!