I'm making a large batch of chicken tortilla soup for some monks (for tomorrow) and decided to boil the chicken with carrot, celery, onion. I actually have a bad cold and so left my husband in charge. Waking up 5 hours later, the chicken is all off the bone, and there are 4 large bowls of the broth sitting on the counter. I have NO sense of taste or smell so it seems a bit watery to me (husband isn't sure if it's good or not). The color is a nice yellow but I don't know whether I should use this as my broth for the soup or use the boxed cartons I had already purchased. There's way too much of it, though, and I'm struggling to figure out what to do with it now. Can I put it all back in a stock pot and reduce it down a bit?
My head's not functioning very well, so I need some guidance. Thanks!