Monday, 27 September 2010

Chicken Stock

In my previous recipe, i mentioned to use chicken stock. Now, while you can buy it from any supermarket - i find it daft to waste money on something that can be made with leftovers from your sunday roast, that can be stored in a freezer.

Honestly, chicken stock is SO simple to make.

You will need the following ingredients:

Chicken carcass & bones
2 pints water
1 dessertspoon of salt
1 dessertspoon of parsley
1 garlic clove
12 black peppercorns

Utensils needed:

Large Saucepan
Small Sieve

First, take your chicken carcass & any stray bones, and put them all in a saucepan with about 2 pints or so of water. Add the salt, parsley and peppercorns. Take the garlic clove and just break it, no need to crush it or even take the skin off, just smash it enough to open it up a bit.

Bring the water to the boil, and simmer for 20 minutes with the lid OFF. Take off the heat, and you should end up with something that looks like this:

Not amazing to look at, but thats why you strain the stock into a jug with a sieve:

See? Dead simple, and using no ingredients that you shouldn't have laying around your kitchen, at hopefully, no cost! :)


  1. Pssst! I totally used this as a guideline for making my turkey soup today, since I've never made soup or stock from scratch before. <3

  2. Woohoo! Told you it was a good way to make stock! :)