Homemade Basics: Chicken Stock

Chicken Homemade Basics Soups & Stews

Chicken stock is an absolute must in my pantry, I use it in so many dishes.  I often use chicken stock instead of water when cooking rice and grits it really adds so much flavor to them.  I also love to use homemade chicken stock when I make chicken noodle soup it really makes it something special.  If you have never made chicken stock before then you are in for a real treat, It is so easy to make and so delicious.  I use the leftover chicken bones when I make a  herb roasted chicken.  You can also use a whole uncooked chicken but I prefer using just the remaining bones and skin from one I have already roasted it’s just personal preference either way it will be delicious!

Ingredients

1 whole chicken or the remaining bones of a roasted chicken
2 Carrots, cut into large pieces
2 Celery Stalks, cut into large pieces
1 Large Onion, peeled and quartered
8-10 Garlic cloves, smashed
5 Whole Peppercorns
1 Bunch Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley*
16 cups water

Directions
Add all the ingredients to a large stockpot or dutch oven on medium heat.  Once the mixture starts to bubble turn the heat down to medium-low or until there are only a few bubbles occasionally coming up from the pot.  Cook the mixture for about 3-4 hours until the color of the broth has darkened in color.  Let the mixture cool for about 30-45 minutes.  Using a large fine mesh strainer.  Strain the mixture into a large bowl.  Divide the mixture into desired portions.  I used plastic 2 quart soup containers.  Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

*You can use leftover parsley steams for this stock.

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Method Adapted from:
How to Cook Everything

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