Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 stewing hen (or 3 lb/1.5 kg chicken)
  • 3 small carrots coarsely chopped
  • 3 small onions coarsely chopped
  • 3 ribs celery coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushroom stems or caps
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 10 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups cold water

Method

In large stockpot, combine hen, carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms, garlic, parsley, salt, peppercorns and bay leaves; pour in water. Cover and cook over low heat for 4 hours, skimming off foam occasionally. (Or cook in slow cooker on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.)

Discard hen. Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into large bowl, pressing vegetables to extract liquid. Remove fat.

Nutritional facts Per 1 cup (250 mL) : about

  • Sodium 175 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 39.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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