Homemade Chicken Stock 

Quick & Easy Recipe, Made in an Hour

A large pot of homemade chicken stock

Our homemade chicken stock recipe will elevate any recipe to the next level. This recipe uses chicken pieces (leftovers, bones, etc.) plus some easy-to-find herbs and veggies to make a rich, full-flavored chicken stock.

Chicken stock is very easy to make and can be made in under an hour in one pot. Simply throw all the ingredients into the pot and simmer. This easy homemade stock recipe makes 2 liters (66 fl oz.).

Serving:

2 liters

Ready in:

1 hour

Skill level:

Very easy

Serve with:

What you’ll need to make this recipe

The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity, and all you’ll need is a few simple and healthy ingredients from any grocery store or fresh food market. 

You can use fresh chicken pieces, or leftovers such as bones, chicken wings, or the chicken carcass. 

Ingredients

  • 1kg / 35 oz. of chicken (pieces, carcass, drumstick, or wings)
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, skin on, quartered
  • 100g peas (or your choice of green veg)
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Handful of parsley (with stalks)
  • Handful of thyme or rosemary 
  • 2 liters / 66 fl oz. of water

Equipment needed

  • 1 large pot with lid

Note: ‘Broth’ Is a term commonly used in the USA. In other parts of the world, ‘stock’ is a term more commonly used to describe a cooking liquid that is made by simmering down animal bones with vegetables in water. You can find more information in this detailed ‘Broth vs. Stock’ article by Martha Stewart.

Watch step-by-step recipe video

How to make homemade chicken stock

    • Add everything to a large pot and bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. 
    • Strain and preserve liquid in an airtight container.
    • Homemade stock will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days and up to 3 months in the freezer.

    Nutrition facts

      Serving size: 100ml

      Servings: 20

      Amount per serving

       

      Calories

      153

      % Daily Value*

      Total Fat 9.6g

      12%

      Saturated Fat 2.6g

      13%

      Cholesterol 34mg

      11%

      Sodium 264mg

      11%

      Total Carbohydrate 7.5g

      3%

      Dietary Fiber 1g

      3%

      Total Sugars 1g

       

      Protein 9g

       

      Vitamin D 0mcg

      0%

      Calcium 27mg

      2%

      Iron 1mg

      6%

      Potassium 129mg

      3%

      *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Homemade chicken stock

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      Our homemade chicken stock recipe will elevate any recipe to the next level. This recipe uses chicken pieces (leftovers, bones, etc.) plus some easy-to-find herbs and veggies to make a rich, full-flavored chicken stock.
      Chicken stock is very easy to make and can be made in under an hour in one pot. Simply throw all the ingredients into the pot and simmer. This easy homemade stock recipe makes 2 liters (66 fl oz.).
      5 from 1 vote
      Prep Time 5 minutes
      Cook Time 55 minutes
      Total Time 1 hour
      Course Appetizer, Side Dish
      Cuisine American, Authentic Spanish recipe, Spain
      Servings 2 liters
      Calories 153 kcal

      Equipment

      • 1 Large pot with lid

      Ingredients

      • 1 kg / 35 oz. of chicken pieces, carcass, drumstick, or wings
      • 3 carrots cut into chunks
      • 2 onions skin on, quartered
      • 100 g peas or your choice of green veg
      • 2 garlic cloves crushed
      • 2 bay leaves
      • 6 peppercorns
      • 1 teaspoon of salt
      • Handful of parsley with stalks
      • Handful of thyme or rosemary
      • 2 liters / 66 fl oz. of water

      Instructions
       

      • Add everything to a large pot and bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
        1 kg / 35 oz. of chicken, 3 carrots, 2 onions, 100 g peas, 2 garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 6 peppercorns, 1 teaspoon of salt, Handful of parsley, Handful of thyme or rosemary, 2 liters / 66 fl oz. of water
        A large pot of homemade chicken stock
      • Strain and preserve liquid in an airtight container. Homemade stock will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days and up to 3 months in the freezer.
        A large pot of homemade chicken stock

      Video

      Nutrition

      Serving: 100mlCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 7.5gProtein: 9gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 264mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
      Keyword chicken, Roast Chicken, stock

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