The secret to a well-“stocked” kitchen….homemade Chicken Stock. Up your cooking game with a supply of this easy, tasty, golden chicken stock and boost the flavor of all your home cooked meals. You’ll never buy store stock again.
This is the one ingredient I can’t ever get enough of. Every soup, stew or sauce that calls for chicken stock starts with this recipe. I “stock”pile it. I try my best to always have it available but occasionally, I’ll have to use that stuff in a box. It just doesn’t compare to a homemade stock. Plus, your house smells amazing while it’s simmering on the stove. It’s one of those things I like to make when it’s cold and rainy. It’s where comfort food begins. It’s what you throw on the stove when you want people to think you’re slaving away on something incredible but really…you’re boiling chicken here.
You probably have the ingredients on hand…except for the dill. I rarely have dill just lying around, it has a short shelf-life…it gets wilted and slimy in less than 5 days, I can’t seem to get it to last much longer without freezing it. It’s just not the same after that. Carrots, celery, garlic, onions, herbs and chicken. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Clean eating at it’s finest.
Don’t try to reuse the chicken…the cooking process is going to deplete the meat of all it’s flavor. Plus, boiled chicken. Don’t try it. I do give it to the dog on occasion but most of the time it’s a sacrificial chicken. It’s taking one for the team. Really. Kinda wasteful some would say but once you taste this liquid gold you will quickly feel the guilt melt away.
This is the same stock I used in The Best Homemade Chicken Soup….EVER….and that’s why it’s the best homemade chicken soup…ever. 🙂