Basic Chicken Stock

  • Servings: MAKES 2 QUARTS

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  • 6 pounds chicken carcasses, backs, legs or wings
  • 3 large celery ribs, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 unpeeled medium onions, quartered
  • 3 quarts water

How to make this recipe

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, skimming frequently. Cover partially, leaving only a small opening, and simmer over low heat for 2 1/2 hours.

  2. Strain the stock into a large bowl, pressing on the solids. Wipe out the stockpot, return the stock to it and boil until reduced to 2 quarts. Let cool slightly and refrigerate. Remove the solidified fat from the stock before using.

Make Ahead

The stock can be refrigerated for 3 days or frozen up to 2 months.

Contributed By Published April 2000

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