Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

Published on January 20, 2014 By Lauren
  • Join my community and get a
    FREE Complete Budget Pack
    sent right to your inbox!

    Lauren Greutman Recovering Spender

    Grab a copy of my


     Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive chicken stock recipe?

    I always thought there was some mystery or magic surrounding a homemade chicken stock recipe.  But (as I'm sure many of you are well aware), if you can boil water and cut a few vegetables, you can easily make chicken stock.

    By the way – do you have my FREE slow cooker meal plan yet? Grab it right below:

    Ok back to the recipe at hand…

    Over the past few months, I tried several recipes for chicken stock.  After some tweaking and simplifying, I settled on a method that works for me.  This should be enough to make 4 qts.

    Pouring broth

    Later this week I'll share a great chicken noodle soup recipe that works great with this stock!


    Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe


    • 1 5-6 lb. chicken, giblets removed
    • 3 large white onions, halved
    • 4 celery stalks, chopped
    • 4 carrots, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
    • 1 tsp black pepper


    1. Place the chicken in a large stock pot and cover with cold water.  Heat on high.
    2. Add vegetables and bring to a boil.
    3. Simmer for 2 hours, adding more water when/if necessary.
    4. Remove the chicken (place in a bag and chill in the fridge, can be used later for soup), and pour the stock through a sieve  to remove the vegetables/spices.
    5. Chill the stock in the refrigerator.
    6. Once cold, skim the fat from the top.


    Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive chicken stock recipe?

    Join my Community to get a FREE 10-Day Meal Plan


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *