Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

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Denise Young Modified: March 21, 2022
Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

How To Make Homemade Chicken Stock

Make your own homemade chicken stock with this easy recipe! Simmer chicken, carrots, celery stalks, and herbs to get a flavorful base for your soup dishes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 2whole chicken carcasses,or turkey
  • 1onion,halved
  • 3carrots
  • 3celery stalks
  • 4fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2rosemary sprigs,optional
  • 2thyme sprigs,optional
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tbspblack peppercorns
  • 2tspsalt
  • 10cupswater


  1. Cut the onion, carrots, and celery into quarters. Include the tops of the carrots and celery, if possible.

  2. Place the chicken carcass in a large pot, then add the onion, carrots, celery, parsley, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, peppercorns and salt. Cover with water.

  3. Cover the pot, then bring to a boil over high heat.

  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to simmer partially covered for 3 to 4 hours, skimming as needed.

  5. Strain the broth through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard the bones and vegetables.

  6. Use the chicken broth as a soup base, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To store, refrigerate for 4 days or freeze for 2 to 3 months.


  • Calories: 421.99kcal
  • Fat: 36.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.50g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.23g
  • Fiber: 1.70g
  • Sugar: 1.96g
  • Protein: 18.25g
  • Cholesterol: 98.75mg
  • Sodium: 702.51mg
  • Calcium: 55.40mg
  • Potassium: 343.08mg
  • Iron: 1.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 294.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.18mg
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