How to make chicken stock

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By: Whipperberry

I am not sure if there is anything better in these cold winter months than a good pot of Chicken Noodle Soup or any of it's chicken stock based cousins. I'm mean really... YUM!

It's like a bowl full of love right there.

The issue is that commercially prepared chicken stock is good, BUT... It's not GREAT.

If you're really wanting a good chicken stock based soup, stew or gravy. You need to make your own chicken stock.

The good news is... It's SUPER EASY!!

Here is what you'll need...

INGREDIENTS
1 whole roasted chicken - meat removed
2 large yellow onions - cut off the top and bottom but leave the skin on
1 bunch of celery - wash and cut off top and bottom
4-5 carrots - wash and cut off top and bottom, don't bother to peel
2-3 stocks of fresh rosemary
small bunch of fresh thyme
5-6 sage leaves
1 lemon
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon whole pepper corns
1 tablespoon sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chicken carcass into large stock pot.
  2. Add celery, carrots, onions.
  3. Tie fresh herbs together and place into the pot.
  4. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skin of the lemon and add to the pot. Be careful not to add the white pith part of the lemon.
  5. Add salt, pepper corns and garlic.
  6. Fill pot almost the the top with water and set on high heat just until the pot comes to a boil. Once it has started to boil, turn the heat to medium or medium low, what ever temperature that will keep a nice low simmer.
  7. Let simmer for 6-7 hours
  8. Check pot occasionally to see if you need to add more water.
  9. After it has simmered for several hours, remove from heat and strain your stock with a fine meshed strainer. Place in an air tight container and put in refrigerator for several hours.
  10. Once the stock has fully chilled, remove from refrigerator and using a spoon, remove the fat that has solidified onto the surface of the stock.
  11. Store in refrigerator for 2-3 days or in the freezer for 3-6 months.

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How to Make Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker


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