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Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

This Easy Homemade Chicken Stock is the perfect recipe for making Chicken broth or stock at home! Make it on the stovetop or in the slow cooker!
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Canadian, European, Homesteading, Meal Prep, Soup
Keyword Easy Homemade Chicken Stock
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 to 12 cups
Calories 207kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 1 chicken carcass (from a roasted chicken) or 6-8 bone-in chicken pieces, most of the meat removed
  • 3 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 2 onions skin removed, roughly chopped
  • one handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 lemon slices optional
  • 3/4 cup red or white wine
  • 3 teaspoons tomato paste
  • a dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10-12 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ONLY FOR STOVE-TOP METHOD


For the SLOW COOKER method:

  • Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Set to low heat and let cook for 8-10 hours (overnight is best).
  • Strain well and let cool. Skim any fat that rises to the top and remove it. Pour into jars or freezer-safe containers, and store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use in your favourite recipes.

For the STOVE-TOP method:

  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the carrots, celery and onions and saute until the veggies begin to soften and take on colour.
  • Add the chicken carcass or chicken bone pieces and continue to saute for a few more minutes.
  • Add the wine and scrape up all the dark bits off the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (parsley, lemon, tomato paste, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, water) and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for 2-4 hours, but don't let the stock boil as it cooks (this will cause the stock to be very cloudy).
  • Let cool and then strain well. Skim the fat from the top of the liquid and pour into jars or freezer-safe containers. Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use in your favourite recipes!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3160IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg