After almost a full week of cooking turkey for family, friends and the kids, I was more than ready to move on to something new, but not before I made a delicious Turkey Noodle Soup with the last remaining bits of turkey in the fridge. The kids aren’t really used to soup, so I was happy to see how much they loved it, devouring the whole batch in just two days. Now, with Hanukkah just around the corner, I have Matzoh Ball Soup on the brain and it got me thinking that I don’t have a good Chicken Stock recipe on weelicious. The bonus of this recipe is that you get soup AND fresh cooked chicken out of it, which I put to good use all week in Mac, Chicken and Cheese Bites and Chicken, Bean & Cheese Quesadillas.

Whether you need chicken stock to make Chicken Pot Pie, Risotto Milanese, White Chicken Chili or another favorite recipe of yours that calls for it, this clean, fresh tasting stock is great to have on hand. And with some light seasoning, it’s even wonderful to eat on its own. Especially at this time of year when it seems like everyone around you is getting sick, a good chicken stock, with its medicinal properties, is something you want to make sure is always on standby in your fridge or freezer.

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Chicken Stock (Makes 12 Cups)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 2 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 4-5 pound whole chicken, washed
  • 20 Cups water
  • 3 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 8 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 8 Parsley Stems
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

1. Place all the ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
2. Simmer for a minimum of one hour or up to two hours (the flavor gets better the longer you simmer it).
3. While simmering the stock, periodically use a spoon to skim off all the impurities that rise to the top.
4. After the stock has cooked, take the whole chicken out of the pot (if simmering the stock for 2 hours, remove the chicken after the first hour, take the meat off of the bones and set aside. Return bones to the pot and continue cooking for another hour). Strain the stock into a container and allow it to come to room temperature.* You can shred the chicken to use for other recipes or just eat on its own.
5. Store in the fridge over night.
6. The next day, remove solidified fat from the top.
7. Store stock in fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.
*You can use the stock at this point or you can continue with the steps for storing.
To Freeze: Place stock in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag, label and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to use, simply defrost.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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12 comments

  • Cupcake

    Great recipe! I like the family focus of your cooking blog. Kids are sometimes tough customers, so good tips!
    cupcake

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    • Kallya

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      • Kallya

        Hello my name is Kallya from USA i want to tell the world about the great and mighty spell caster called Priest Ade my husband was cheating on me and no longer committed to me and our kids when i asked him what the problem was he told me he has fell out of love for me and wanted a divorce i was so heart broken i cried all day and night but he left home i was looking for something online when i saw an article how the great and powerful Priest Ade have helped so many in similar situation like mine he email address was there so i sent him an email telling him about my problem he told me he shall return back to me within 24hrs i did everything he asked me to do the nest day to my greatest surprise my husband came back home and was crying and begging for me to forgive and accept him back he can also help you contact
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          • Hi everyone am AMBER ERIN, I do hope my post gets read and hopefully helps somebody along the line.i will never forget the help the wonderful spell caster Dr Larry render to me in my marital life. i have been married for 4 years now and my husband and i love each other very dearly . after 4 years of our marriage my husband suddenly change he was having an affair with a lady outside, i notice it then i was praying for divine intervention but nothing happen. my husband just came home one day he pick up his things and left me and the kids to his mistress house.. At this time i was confuse not knowing what to do. i was so depressed and had to tell a friend who told me how a spiritualist helped her out with her marital problems so i contacted him and i told him my problem and after he made some consultations he told me what went wrong with my husband and how it happened, that he will restore my marriage but i never believe him. To my greatest surprise 3 days after he has cast the spell my husband came to my office begging me on his knees that i should find a place in my heart to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything he has done to me and the kids .... now am happy we living happily with my husband and kids...thanks to the help of the great Spiritualist Dr Larry, contact him with any problem and am sure he will help email [email protected] website https://assurancesolutionhome.blogspot.com http://assurancesolutionhome.website2.me/ whatsapp him on +1(424)-261-8520

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          • Hi everyone am AMBER ERIN, I do hope my post gets read and hopefully helps somebody along the line.i will never forget the help the wonderful spell caster Dr Larry render to me in my marital life. i have been married for 4 years now and my husband and i love each other very dearly . after 4 years of our marriage my husband suddenly change he was having an affair with a lady outside, i notice it then i was praying for divine intervention but nothing happen. my husband just came home one day he pick up his things and left me and the kids to his mistress house.. At this time i was confuse not knowing what to do. i was so depressed and had to tell a friend who told me how a spiritualist helped her out with her marital problems so i contacted him and i told him my problem and after he made some consultations he told me what went wrong with my husband and how it happened, that he will restore my marriage but i never believe him. To my greatest surprise 3 days after he has cast the spell my husband came to my office begging me on his knees that i should find a place in my heart to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything he has done to me and the kids .... now am happy we living happily with my husband and kids...thanks to the help of the great Spiritualist Dr Larry, contact him with any problem and am sure he will help email [email protected] website https://assurancesolutionhome.blogspot.com http://assurancesolutionhome.website2.me/ whatsapp him on +1(424)-261-8520

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  • AmyJ

    We do something very similar, though we oven roast the chicken first, have it for dinner, pull the remainder of the meat off the bones for future recipes, and then put the veggies, a little apple cider vinegar, and carcass into the slow cooker for 24-48 hours on low. You really need that length of time to get the absolute best nutrition from the bones. And the ACV to make the broth calcium and mineral-rich.

    A good stock is rich in proteins and amino acids, minerals such as calcium and magnesium, and gelatin.
    http://www.www.westonaprice.org/food-features/515-broth-is-beautiful.html

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  • Coupon Cook

    Also, I read a tip for the bones. Before you boil the bones again. Add a splash of vinegar to the pot. It's supposed to draw calcium out of the bones and into your stock. I'm no chemist, but I do it with every pot now. Every little bit helps. I don't get any vinegar undertones because you are using just a splash, not a whole lot.

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  • Cosette

    Thanks for posting this, I had been wanting to make some for a while, but some of the recipes actually seemed a little complicated, but I always feel pretty confident when I follow yours. I finally got the chicken bones out of the freezer (just used bones, not a whole chicken), and replaced it with delicious homemade stock! My hubby is much happier now. :o) Thanks for making cooking a little less scary! I also used some of the stock to make your chicken noodle soup - super easy and delicious, even made my own egg noodles!

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  • Olive Robeson

    My kid love cooking food with me or with his grandma. I am quite joyful about that and I really take pleasure in lookng smile during cooking food.

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  • Gabriela

    Hello, I was just wondering if you could give me feedback on what brand of container would you use to freeze this stock.

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  • Kallya

    Hello my name is Kallya from USA i want to tell the world about the great and mighty spell caster called Priest Ade my husband was cheating on me and no longer committed to me and our kids when i asked him what the problem was he told me he has fell out of love for me and wanted a divorce i was so heart broken i cried all day and night but he left home i was looking for something online when i saw an article how the great and powerful Priest Ade have helped so many in similar situation like mine he email address was there so i sent him an email telling him about my problem he told me he shall return back to me within 24hrs i did everything he asked me to do the nest day to my greatest surprise my husband came back home and was crying and begging for me to forgive and accept him back he can also help you contact
    [email protected] or [email protected]

    https://ancientspiritspellcast12.wordpress.com

    Blog: http://ancientspiritspell.blogspot.com

    Website http://ancientspiritspellcast.website2.me

    WhatsApp +2347059715465

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