Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe


Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade chicken stock - made by simmering bones, onions, celery, and herbs. Simple goodness for the heart and soul. | www.lakesidetable.com

Homemade chicken stock is easy to make and puts the bones from last night’s chicken dinner to good use! 🙂 A healthy choice that’s good for the heart and the soul. | www.lakesidetable.com

  • Author: Madalaine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stove Top


  • 12 cups water
  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 1 onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 teaspoon whole pepper corns
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 large bunch of parsley
  • 1 lemon


  1. Give all the vegetables a rough chop and put them in the soup pot along with the chicken carcass.
  2. Cover with water.
  3. Turn heat on low and partially cover with lid.  Simmer* gently for 6-8 hours.
  4. Strain in a colander.  Strain again with a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Freeze for later use.


*Do not boil.  If you can keep the stock from getting to a rolling boil, you will have a beautiful clear stock.  Boiling produces a cloudy stock.  It’s still just as tasty and nutritious, just not as pretty.