Homemade Chicken Stock
Homemade chicken stock is easy to make, and it packs a flavor punch that just can't be found in a carton or can. This recipe saves money and tastes GREAT!
Chicken bones (cooked or raw) OR raw chicken parts
Carrots, celery, onion OR vegetable trimmings
Put bones (or chicken parts) and vegetables (or trimmings) into a large stock pot. Cover with water, at least twelve cups.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 to 3 hours.
Allow to cool enough to handle. Place a mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour or ladle the finished stock into the strainer. Press on solids to extract juices before discarding.
Use immediately or allow to cool completely before refrigerating or freezing.