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Stock, Basic Chicken (M, KLP)
Source: Wolfgang Puck's Cooking Class on the Food Network
Yield: About 4 quarts

Bones from 2 chickens, chopped into pieces
1 small carrot, peeled, trimmed, and cut into 1" slices
1 small onion, peeled, trimmed, and quartered
1 small celery stalk, trimmed, and cut into 1" slices
Stems from 1 bunch parsley
3 to 4 green leek leaves, sliced (optional)
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon whole white peppercorns
Mushroom scraps (optional)
Tomato scraps (optional)
4 quarts water, approximately

In a stockpot, place the chicken bones, then add all of the remaining ingredients, except the water. Add water to cover by 2", bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer uncovered for 2 to 3 hours, skimming as necessary.

Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean bowl and cool. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days, discarding the hardened layer of fat before using or freezing.

Posted by Aliza Fischman

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A