Chef John's Homemade Chicken Stock

Chef John's Homemade Chicken Stock

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"There's nothing like homemade chicken stock. It does take a long time to simmer, but the procedure is really quite simple."


13 h 40 m servings 81 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine chicken, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf in a large stockpot; pour water into pot. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat, being careful not to let the mixture come to a boil. Once simmering, skim off any foam or impurities that accumulate on the surface of the water and reduce the heat to low.
  2. Gently simmer the mixture on low for 12 hours, skimming off any foam as needed.
  3. Remove stockpot from heat and let cool for 1 hour.
  4. Pour stock through a fine strainer and transfer to food-safe containers.
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  1. 19 Ratings


EXCELLENT! One of the things that I did different: After I removed all of the skin and the meat after the roasting time of the chicken - I roasted the bones and the veggies from the pot (I added...

I like this Stock recipe a lot - I do however like to roast the chicken pieces before simmering. The long slow simmer is essential to a really good Stock. This can be done in the crock pot or ...

Easy and the smell was amazing as it cooked! I used a full chicken carcass that I froze to be used for stock. The carcass was from Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken from this site. I also added some fre...

Being a cook who already makes my own stocks, I decided to follow Chef John's recipe to the letter for comparison. His recipe produced a great stock with a fine depth of flavor. I live in an are...

I could not find a package of chicken necks and backs, I did have a 3-ish pound package of chicken parts that I used instead. I did add a good amount of dried parsley and fresh ground pepper. Th...

I give the recipe five stars

i always want to do what i can to save money and with raising my own chickens for meat and eggs...this is a great way to save even more..

this came out very nice.. used a whole chicken carcass and used 1/4 t of dried thyme in place of the fresh.. used 6 cups of water and cooked in the crock pot.. the written recipe does not mentio...

Great way to make stock, I used the Thanksgiving turkey!