Looking for a reliable chicken stock recipe? This recipe contains the vegetable and herb ingredients that most households have on hand, so why not cook your own stock or broth?
We love having freshly made stock on hand, as it gives you a great deal of flexibility when it comes to cooking. Risottos, soups and sauces all become a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about the stock.
Yes I know you can use stock or bouillon cubes, but have you actually read the labels to see what is in those cubes? They’re not natural and they are full of salt.
The recipe below will make good, clear stock. It uses raw chicken and is strained through muslin. If you don’t need it to be super clear then use leftover Roast Chicken bones and omit the straining through the muslin. Your stock will be slightly cloudy but it will still taste great!
Health Benefits of Bone Broths or Homemade Chicken Stock
Homemade bone broths, commonly also called stock, are all the rage at the moment for the health benefits. And you won’t believe how easy chicken stock or bone broths are to make at home. If you roast a chicken, just use the bones and make stock the same evening. If you haven’t roasted a chicken at home lately, you can use chicken wings or buy stock bones from the butcher.
You can easily make this recipe in a crock pot or slow cooker, or a pressure cooker if you prefer. You can freeze chicken stock, no problem, then you always have some on hand for when you need it. If you need a teaspoon or two, freeze chicken stock in an ice cube tray. Once they are frozen, move to a ziploc bag. When you need a tablespoon of chicken stock for your recipe, you have one on hand!
Freeze larger amounts of chicken stock in cup, quart or one liter sizes, the common measurements you need for a recipe. Just label the quantity on the package.
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And yes, when you make the stock it will fill your house with wonderful smells and put you in a good mood!
Here are several recipes for your homemade chicken stock:
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The method is the same for beef or vegetable broth.