This was how my mom made it and I have always made it the same way. Instead of using the carcass, I use whole chickens. It is a great base soup for matzoh balls, and is flavorful enough to use as a stock for other soups or sauces. —Berna
Wash and place chickens in a large stock pot (I use whole chickens because it it easier to remove from the soup-I use a large "spider" to take them out). Add the rest of the ingredients, cover with water, place a cover on top and slowly bring up to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 hours. Cool the chicken and vegetables in the stock before removing.