Basic Chicken Stock Recipe

Basic Chicken Stock Recipe
Basic Chicken Stock

Arthur Bovino

Basic Chicken Stock

Chicken stock is a fantastic and flavorful substitute for water when preparing quinoa, rice or couscous or for adding richness and depth to sauces. The next time you make chicken for dinner, instead of giving the bones to the dog, throw them in a pot and make this simple and easy recipe. You can also substitute duck or rabbit bones for chicken bones. (Rabbit makes a particularly flavorful stock.)


In a large pot, combine all of the ingredients and cover completely with cold water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat.

Then uncover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 ½ hours, checking occasionally, to skim any foam that forms on the surface.

Strain stock and discard any solids. Rinse out the pot, then return stock to it and simmer for about 30 minutes longer.

Cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in several containers for later use. (Can be kept for up to 6 months in the freezer).


Calories per serving:

19 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 2%
  • Carbs 0g 0%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 3%
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 23mg 1%
  • Calcium 1mg 0%
  • Magnesium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 7mg 0%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 0%
  • Phosphorus 1mg 0%
  • Vitamin A 11µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 0%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 1%
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