Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

Published on January 20, 2014 By Lauren

 homemade 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.

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.

homemade chicken stock recipe

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.


homemade chicken stock recipe

Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They have saved our dinner hour for years now. Check them out!

homemade chicken stock recipe


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