Homemade Chicken Stock is packed full of flavor, nourishing and comforting. It’s great to drink as is, or add to your homemade chicken noodle soup for a more flavorful, nourishing soup. Chicken stock is easy to make and you can’t beat the flavor of homemade stock.
Every winter I always seem to get some sort of cold or another and during those sick days I always crave chicken noodle soup. The warm, cozy, flavorful chicken broth just warms the soul. This homemade stock can also easily be substituted with the bones from a turkey. So after Thanksgiving, save the turkey bones from your Thanksgiving turkey and make this!
Making your own stock for soup just adds so much flavor to the soup. It’s surprisingly super easy to make. It does take a few hours to make, but most of the time is hands off.
add chicken bones and water to a stock pot
The first thing you’ll need to do to make your own chicken stock is to add the bones from one roasted chicken to a large stock pot along with 16 cups of water. You’ll also add salt as well as apple cider vinegar at this time. The apple cider vinegar is such a small amount that you can’t taste it. However, the apple cider vinegar has a very important job. The acidity from the vinegar breaks down the collagen in the bones and makes the broth more abundant and flavorful.
Bring this mixture to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
add the fresh veggies and herbs
Next, you’ll add the fresh veggies and herbs to the broth. Continue to simmer, covered for another hour. You don’t want the veggies and herbs to early in the process as they can break down and absorb some of the stock.
remove the bones and strain
Next you’ll remove the bones, veggies and herbs, then strain the stock through a fine mesh sieve. This will remove all of the large particles in the broth.
Store the broth in mason jars or a container with a lid. Keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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