How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock Using Leftover Kitchen Scraps
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Make your own chicken stock at home using leftover kitchen scraps!
Serves: 2 quarts
  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken carcass, white and dark meat picked off, (alternatively, you could use a fresh whole roasting chicken)
  • 1 or 2 onion root ends and skins
  • 4 to 6 carrot ends, greens, etc.
  • 6 to 8 celery stalks, greens, roots, etc.
  • ½ head of garlic, (peels, roots, etc.)
  • A bunch of mixed fresh herb stems, (parsley, thyme, rosemary, etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 3 to 4 quarts of water, (or enough to cover the chicken & veggies in the pot)
  1. Place chicken, vegetables, herbs, and spices into a large pot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil, uncovered, and let simmer for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. Pour contents of the pot over a fine mesh strainer into a large container.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge or a couple months in the freezer.
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at