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Homemade Chicken Stock

Here’s a good chicken stock recipe that I got from a magazine and will modify it just to perfect it :-)


  • 1 stewing hen (or 3lbs/1.5kg chicken pieces)
  • 3 carrots, unpeeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 onions, peeled and halved
  • 3 ribs of celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 plastic container of fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 4 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp (2ml) dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp (2ml) peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 cups (2 L) water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


In a large stockpot, place olive oil in and onions flat side down at medium to high heat. Let them brown. Place chicken a large stockpot. Add add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil gently for 2 hours. Remove bay leaves and discard. Remove all vegetables and strain liquid to have a clean broth.


  • Remaining vegetables and chicken can be eaten with some of the broth as a stew