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Making Your Own Chicken Stock

Many of you have asked how to make your own chicken stock at home, and it really is an excellent thing to do. It’s so much better for you than the boxed stuff from the grocery store.

It’s very, very simple. You can use any kind of chicken bones. Normally, I make stock after I’ve cooked a whole, roasted chicken and picked all the meat off the bones.

Rich, Homemade Chicken Stock

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Take your “picked over bird”, skin, bones and all, and place into stock pot.
  2. Cover bones with water, at least to cover, or more if larger quantity is desired.
  3. Cover, bring to boil over high heat, and then reduce to simmer for at least one hour.
  4. Some prefer to add herbs and chopped veggies to stock. I prefer to keep it plain, as it can always be seasoned later on when used in recipes
  5. After 1 to 1½ hours, remove from heat.
  6. Ladle into glass jugs and refrigerate.

Use for homemade soup or freeze in smaller containers. Keeps frozen for a long time.

That’s it! You’ve got some very healthy, nutritious, rich chicken stock. It’s great to make it yourself and know it’s actually good for you, very wholesome!