Homemade Chicken Broth {Chicken Stock Recipe}

Homemade Chicken Broth Chicken Stock Recipe

This homemade chicken broth recipe is easy to make a so healthy! You can make this chicken stock recipe from bones, or you can add a whole chicken to the pot.

Making chicken broth recipes are easy and fun. Best of all, we have supplied you with directions to make this chicken broth recipe on the stove top, in a slow cooker, or in an instant pot!

Homemade Chicken Broth Chicken Stock Recipe

This homemade chicken stock recipe is wonderful in soup, homemade gravy, or just sipped as a snack.

So the next time you roast a chicken, or make some bone in chicken, save the bones so you can make this chicken stock with carcass or bones. You buy chicken by the pound, might as well get use out of those bones, right?

This Homemade Chicken Broth can be made on the Stove Top, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker, directions for all 3 included below…

Homemade Chicken Broth

Making chicken stock for soup is so easy, especially if you use a slow cooker or Instant pot. But just incase you don’t have either, we have included stove top directions.

Question: What is chicken stock?

Answer: Chicken stock, also known as chicken broth, is made by cooking chicken bones (and often chicken meat) low and slow to create a chicken infused liquid. It’s great in soup, and best known for chicken soup and the popular chicken soup stock recipe Pho.

Homemade Chicken Broth Chicken Stock Recipe

Below you will learn how to make stock in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or on the stove top. We’ve made this recipe for stock easy with the following sections…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Homemade Chicken Stock (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Chicken Broth from Bones
  • Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe (recipe card!)

Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone so you have it handy the next time you’re at the store. And email yourself (or print!) the recipe card so you have it at your fingertips the next time you want to make chicken broth from carcass, bones, or while chicken.

This chicken bones stock is a great way to get more for your money. You pay for chicken by the pound, so you’ve paid for the bones! Might as well get some use out of them and make this yummy Homemade Chicken Broth!

Up next, a shopping list for this homemade chicken stock recipe…

Ingredients in Homemade Chicken Stock

You can make this chicken carcass stock from the carcass and bones of a whole chicken, or you can add in a whole chicken. Though you will get more for your money by roasting the chicken, removing all the meat and then boiling the bones.

This article will teach you how to make broth from chicken bones, so the next time you make bone in chicken, freeze the bones until you have enough to make the best chicken stock recipe below.

Homemade Chicken Broth Chicken Stock Recipe

This Homemade Chicken Broth is easy and delicious, you can use veggie scraps (like the tops and bottoms of the celery)… so make sure to keep the veggie scraps to make this easy recipe.

Shopping List for Homemade Chicken Stock from Bones:

  • Chicken bones or a Whole Chicken
  • Onion
  • Carrots 
  • Celery stalks
  • Fresh thyme
  • Fresh parsley 
  • Bay leaves
  • Salt (optional)
  • Peppercorns
  • Garlic 

Special Tip: You can find the measurements in the recipe card below. There, you can choose how many servings of this chicken stock recipe you want to make, and it will do all the math for you!

In the next section you will learn how to make chicken stock, and further down you’ll find a printable recipe card…

Up next, how to make stocks in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, and on the Stove Top…

How to Make Chicken Broth from Bones

It’s easy to make Homemade Chicken Broth recipes, and to make it even easier we’ve supplied you three ways to cook this chicken stock recipe.

No matter how you want to make this stock recipe, the longer you cook it, the better it will be!

Homemade Chicken Broth Chicken Stock Recipe

Special Tip: You can find the directions, ingredients, measurements and nutrition in the sharable recipe card below. We gathered all the helpful information into one handy recipe card to make your cooking easier.

How to Make Stock on the Stove, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker:

Stove Top Chicken Broth Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large sauce pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Lower to a simmer and cook, covered for 4-6 hours (the longer the better).
  4. Strain the chicken broth trough a fine mesh strainer, and pour into clean jars.
  5. Cover/close jars and chill in fridge. Or chill completely and pour into gallon freezer bags (double them up!) and freeze.
  6. Note: Once completely chilled a film of hardened fat will cover the top of the chicken stock. Use a spoon to scrape out and discard (or use in place of butter for whatever recipe you’re using this chicken broth for).
  7. Will hold for 2-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high heat for 4-6 hours or on low heat for 8-12 hours.
  3. Strain the chicken broth trough a fine mesh strainer, and pour into clean jars.
  4. Cover/close jars and chill in fridge. Or chill completely and pour into gallon freezer bags (double them up!) and freeze.
  5. Note: Once completely chilled a film of hardened fat will cover the top of the chicken stock. Use a spoon to scrape out and discard (or use in place of butter for whatever recipe you’re using this chicken broth for).
  6. Will hold for 2-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Instant Pot Chicken Broth Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large Instant Pot.
  2. Cover and cook on high pressure for 3-8 hours (the longer the better).
  3. Let the pressure release naturally.
  4. Strain the chicken broth trough a fine mesh strainer, and pour into clean jars.
  5. Cover/close jars and chill in fridge. Or chill completely and pour into gallon freezer bags (double them up!) and freeze.
  6. Note: Once completely chilled a film of hardened fat will cover the top of the chicken stock. Use a spoon to scrape out and discard (or use in place of butter for whatever recipe you’re using this chicken broth for).
  7. Will hold for 2-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Up next, you’ll find a sharable recipe card for this Homemade Chicken Broth recipe…

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

This Homemade Chicken Broth recipe can be made several ways. In a slow cooker, instant pot, on the stove top. And you can use leftover bones, or a whole chicken to make this healthy chicken stock recipe!

You can use this homemade chicken broth recipe in many recipes… here are a few soups that you can use it in (even if they call for vegetable broth or water).

Low Calorie Soups Recipes:

Homemade Chicken Broth Chicken Stock Recipe

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

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You can make this healthy chicken stock recipe 3 different ways! On the stove top, in a Slow Cooker or in an Instant Pot. Directions for all three methods are included.
You can get creative with your ingredients. If you don't have carrots but you have a parsnip, you can add that.
You can also keep a bag in the freezer of all the vegetable scraps to use in this homemade chicken broth recipe. Same with the bones… just collect them and add them to a freezer bag. Once it's full, make your homemade chicken stock.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course ingredient
Cuisine American, French
Servings 5 quarts
Calories 21 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pounds chicken bones
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 4 carrots cut in half
  • 4 celery stalks cut in half
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt optional
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 gallons water

Instructions
 

Stove Top Chicken Broth Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large sauce pot.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Lower to a simmer and cook, covered for 4-6 hours (the longer the better).
  • Strain the chicken broth trough a fine mesh strainer, and pour into clean jars.
  • Cover/close jars and chill in fridge. Or chill completely and pour into gallon freezer bags (double them up!) and freeze.
  • Note: Once completely chilled a film of hardened fat will cover the top of the chicken stock. Use a spoon to scrape out and discard (or use in place of butter for whatever recipe you’re using this chicken broth for).
  • Will hold for 2-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker.
  • Cook on high heat for 4-6 hours or on low heat for 8-12 hours.
  • Strain the chicken broth trough a fine mesh strainer, and pour into clean jars.
  • Cover/close jars and chill in fridge. Or chill completely and pour into gallon freezer bags (double them up!) and freeze.
  • Note: Once completely chilled a film of hardened fat will cover the top of the chicken stock. Use a spoon to scrape out and discard (or use in place of butter for whatever recipe you’re using this chicken broth for).
  • Will hold for 2-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Instant Pot Chicken Broth Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large Instant Pot.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure for 3-8 hours (the longer the better).
  • Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Strain the chicken broth trough a fine mesh strainer, and pour into clean jars.
  • Cover/close jars and chill in fridge. Or chill completely and pour into gallon freezer bags (double them up!) and freeze.
  • Note: Once completely chilled a film of hardened fat will cover the top of the chicken stock. Use a spoon to scrape out and discard (or use in place of butter for whatever recipe you’re using this chicken broth for).
  • Will hold for 2-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quartCalories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 2.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 499mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 27mgIron: 0mg
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