Ridiculously Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Making homemade chicken stock is ridiculously easy, and is healthier and better tasting than what you can buy in the store - this recipe shows you exactly how!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 9 cups


  • Bones of 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 large yellow onions quartered
  • 6 garlic cloves smashed
  • Ends and middle of 1 bunch of celery
  • 2 large carrots cut in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 1 bunch sage


  1. Add the chicken carcass, vegetables, herbs, and spices to a large stock pot and cover with cold water

  2. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 6 hours 

  3. Strain the bones, vegetables, and debris from the stock using a fine mesh strainer

  4. Strain into storage containers and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3-4 months

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes around 2 and 1/2 quarts of stock