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Grandma's Homemade Chicken Stock recipe is a rich, golden stock for making soups, pasta and rice come alive with savory flavor.

Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Stock

Grandma's Homemade Chicken Stock recipe is a rich, golden stock for making soups, pasta and rice come alive with savory flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time :1 hour 55 minutes
Servings :6
Calories :279
Course :Soup

Ingredients
 

  • 5 pound whole roasting chicken or equal amount of bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces
  • 4 medium carrots each cut into 3 pieces
  • 3 medium celery stalks each cut into 3 pieces
  • 2 large onions unpeeled, cut in half
  • 1 large garlic head unpeeled, cut in half (optional)
  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 whole Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken and all other ingredients into large (16 quart) stockpot. Add 6 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook partially covered for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until the chicken is fully falling off the bones. As it cooks, skim off foam or impurities off the top.
  • Set aside until slightly cooled. Remove as many solids as possible with tongs and discard. Strain the remaining liquid through a sieve and throw away any remaining solids.
  • Transfer liquid to storage contains. Cover and refrigerate up to one week or label and freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

This recipe can be doubled as is.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1quartCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 20gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1272mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 7895IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg

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