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Homemade Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock is the perfect go-to base for a lot of dishes! You can make use of leftover whole chicken and have a delicious, flavorful, and nutritious broth!

Course Kitchen Tips, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken stock
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 232 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1-2 whole chicken carcasses only
  • 2 onions cut into quarters
  • 6 cloves garlic whole
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks roughly chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 3 sprigs each rosemary
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8-10 cups water


  1. Add the chicken carcasses to a large pot and add the cleaned and chopped vegetables and the rest of the ingredients. Make sure the ingredients are covered in water.
  2. Cook over high heat until the mixture starts boiling.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and partially covered with the lid, simmer for 3-4 hours skimming as needed.
  4. Strain broth through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard the bones and vegetables.
  5. Refrigerate for 4-5 days or freeze for 2-3 months.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chicken Stock
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2706IU54%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.