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Homemade Chicken Stock

The benefit of making your own chicken stock? You control exactly what goes into it, which can be especially important to those watching their sodium intake.

 

Preparation Time: 10 MINUTES

 

Cooking Time: 1 HOUR

 

Yield: 1 quart

Measurements Ingredients Savings Availability
2 cups  Carrots $ Add to Shopping list
 

Chopped (About 5 medium carrots)

2 cups  Celery Weekly Special $1.99 ea. or 2/$3 - Save $0.90 Add to Shopping list
 

Chopped. (About 3 stalks)

1 cup  Onion $0.89 ea Add to Shopping list
 

Chopped. (1 large onion)

Garlic Cloves $ Add to Shopping list
 

Unpeeled. Halved

1/2 tsp.  Thyme $ Add to Shopping list
 

Dried

Peppercorns $ Add to Shopping list
6 cups  Water

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1 lb.  Chicken Bones

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(Backs, Necks, wings & carcasses)

1. Place all the ingredients in a deep pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 1 hour. Skim the surface 2 or 3 times while cooking.

 

2. Let the stock cool, then strain. Discard the bones and vegetables. Refrigerate the liquid.

 

3. When the stock is completely chilled, skim the fat from the surface. Use the stock for soups and sauces. It freezes well.