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Homemade chicken stock

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Low fat per serve
  • No added sugar

Take soups and stews to the next level with this simple chicken stock recipe.

  • Makes12, cups (3L)
  • Prep time15 minutes, + cooling & overnight chilling time
Homemade chicken stock


  • 1.8kg Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Whole Chicken
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 brown onions, unpeeled, coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, untrimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, stems and leaves coarsely chopped
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 2 dried bay leaves

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 173kJ/41 Cals (2%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 2g (3%), Sat fat: 1g (3%), Carb: 0g (0%), Sugar: 0g (0%), Fibre: 0g (0%), Sodium: 398mg (20%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Place chicken in a roasting pan and spray with olive oil spray. Roast for 1 1/2 hours or until juices run clear when thickest part of the thigh is pierced with a skewer. Cover with foil and set aside to cool. Remove chicken skin and meat. Discard skin and reserve meat for the soup. Reserve the chicken bones.
  2. Step 2

    Place the reserved chicken bones in a stockpot or large deep saucepan with the carrot, onion, celery, thyme, parsley, peppercorns and bay leaves. Pour over enough water to cover.
  3. Step 3

    Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Partially cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the liquid is golden. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Step 4

    Strain the stock through a fine sieve into a large heatproof bowl. Discard the solids. Set aside to cool. Cover and place in the fridge overnight to chill.
  5. Step 5

    Use a metal spoon to carefully remove and discard any fat from the surface of the stock before using.