How to Make Chicken Stock

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Save money by making your own chicken stock at home. Use chicken carcass, any parts or even turkey bones. Use in soups or freeze for later.

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 11 servings 1x


  • Chicken
  • Whole onion, peeled
  • 35 bay leaves
  • 35 peppercorns
  • Water, cold


  1. In a large pot, add chicken, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns and enough cold water to cover the chicken.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to medium and move lid to a side a bit but don’t remove completely. Cook for 1 hour, skimming foam with a mesh strainer occasionally.
  3. Discard onion, bay leaves and peppercorns. Voila, clear chicken stock to make your favourite soup is ready!

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