Chicken Stock Recipe

Chicken stock recipe is very handy to make a good base for any chicken soup.

This homemade chicken stock can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. It is very easy to make.

You don't have to make special efforts to make a chicken stock. Whenever you have any spare chicken bones or carcasses available (cooked or uncooked), then is a good time to make this stock.

To make about 2 liters of stock you will need

  • 4 lt water
  • 1 Kg of Chicken (carcasses, bones, pieces..)
  • 3 Onions (quartered)
  • 3-4 cloves of Garlic (crushed)
  • 3-4 Carrots (cut in big chunks)
  • 1 Bouquet Garni

To make the Bouquet Garni you need

  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme
  • 5-6 stalks of Fresh Coriander
  • 5-6 stalks of Parsley
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 of a star anise
  • 2 Cloves
  • 3-4 Crushed Peppercorns

In a sauce pan add the chicken and the onions. Cook them till the chicken and onions get brown.

Now add the water, carrots, garlic and the bouquet garni. Bring it to a boil, half cover and simmer for 2 hours.

Strain and leave to cool.

Remove any fat from the top and discard.

Use the stock as required.

Chicken Stock recipe to some other soup recipes

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