Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Make homemade chicken stock easily, ready to use in soups, stews and other main dishes. Try the slow cooker version for the easiest-ever homemade stock.

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cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)*
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
medium stalk celery with leaves, cut up
medium carrot, cut up
small onion, cut up
sprig fresh parsley
4 1/2
cups cold water
  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, place chicken. Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Skim foam from broth; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 45 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165┬░F).
  2. Carefully remove chicken from broth by placing wooden spoon into cavity and lifting with fork or tongs. Cool chicken about 10 minutes or just until cool enough to handle. Strain broth through fine strainer; discard vegetables.
  3. Remove skin and bones from chicken. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Skim fat from broth. Use broth and chicken immediately, or cover and refrigerate broth and chicken in separate containers up to 24 hours or freeze up to 6 months.
Makes 4 cups broth and 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked chicken (1 cup broth and about 1/2 cup chicken)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Short on time? Try Progresso® broths available in 32-ounce cartons in the soup section of your supermarket.
*3 to 3 1/2 lb chicken parts can be used to make broth.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 490mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 4 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.