- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
- 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
- 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
- 2-1/2 quarts water
- 1 celery rib with leaves, cut into chunks
- 3 sprigs fresh parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns
- In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides in batches. Remove from pot. Add carrots and onion to same pot; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Return chicken to pot. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Skim off foam. Remove chicken from pot; let stand until cool enough to handle. Remove chicken from bones (save meat for another use); return bones and skin to pot.
- Slowly return stock to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-4 hours longer. Strain stock through a cheesecloth-lined colander; discard vegetables, bones, skin and spices. If using immediately, skim fat. Or cool stock, then refrigerate 8 hours or overnight; remove fat from surface before using. (Stock may be refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen 4-6 months.) Yield: about 2 quarts.
Reviews forHomemade Chicken Stock
"This stock recipe is fantastic! The soup I made with it was delicious and I'm happy to have extra stock in the freezer to use in the near future."
"used chicken legs and simmered all day, reduced by half. whole house smelled wonderful."