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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.
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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.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 279kcal

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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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1quart | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1272mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7895IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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