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Homemade Chicken Stock

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Is it getting cold where you live? Are you ready to snuggle up under a warm blanket with a hot cup of homemade soup? Nine times out of ten, your soup recipe is going to require broth or stock as a base. Why not make that homemade soup extra special by making it with Homemade Chicken Stock? Yes, it does take a bit of time, but it is oh so worth it…..

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Now I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with Swanson’s organic chicken stock, I always have a couple of boxes stashed away in the pantry. But you just can’t beat the depth of flavor that you can achieve with a Homemade Chicken Stock. It’s not complicated at all, it just takes some time to cook.

How to make Homemade Chicken Stock:

Place the chicken, peppercorns, salt, and water into a large stock pot…..

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Bring to a boil over medium heat removing the scum/foam with a large spoon as necessary…..

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Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for one hour skimming frequently to remove additional scum/foam.

Add the bay leaf, thyme, green onions, carrots, celery, and onion.

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Cover and cook for an additional 2 hours and 30 minutes…..

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The chicken pretty much disintegrates after cooking for that long, which is a good thing, that’s where all of the flavor come from. 😉 Skim off fat and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Remove the chicken and vegetables…..

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Strain stock through folded cheesecloth or muslin into a large bowl…..

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Pour into jars or containers and chill…..

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Remove fat before using…just scoop it out with a spoon. 😉

What is the difference between Chicken Stock and Chicken Broth?

Chicken stock is made with bones, chicken broth is not. When you simmer bones for extended periods of time, they release gelatin which gives chicken stock a richer flavor versus creating a broth by using chicken breasts.

Recipes that use Chicken Stock:

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chinese Garlic Chicken

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Enjoy!!

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Homemade Chicken Stock

you just can't beat the depth of flavor that you can achieve with a Homemade Chicken Stock. It's not complicated at all, it just takes some time to cook.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, recipe, carrots, celery, onion
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 pound whole chicken
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 5 quarts water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 green onions
  • 4 large carrots quartered
  • 2 celery stalks cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into wedges
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  • Place the chicken, peppercorns, salt, and water into a large stock pot.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat removing the scum/foam with a large spoon as necessary.
  • Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for one hour skimming frequently to remove additional scum/foam.
  • Add the bay leaf, thyme, green onions, carrots, celery, and onion, cover and cook for an additional 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Skim off fat and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Remove the chicken and vegetables.
  • Strain stock through folded cheesecloth or muslin into a large bowl.
  • Pour into jars or containers and chill. Remove fat before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4171IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. We make our own chicken stock most of the time. We belong to a chicken CSA, so roasted chicken is on the dinner menu fairly frequently here. And then it does double duty and gets made into a stock as well. I usually just wing it but I’ll try your recipe now as well. 🙂

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