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Chicken Stock

Recipe posted on: 11 January 2010

Organic Chicken Stock

Recipe information

Serves:2 litres (8 cups)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2.5 hours

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 8 (per serve)
Carbs: 1.9 grams
Protein: 0.2 grams
Fat: 0 grams

The chicken stock will stay fresh in the refridgerator for about 3-5 days. It can also be stored in 1/2 litre containers in the freezer and frozen for about one month.


  • 1 kg organic chicken bone pieces (wings, breast, neck)
  • 2 organic carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 organic red capsicum
  • 1 organic red (Spanish) onion, halved
  • 3 organic cloves garlic
  • 6 organic sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 organic sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 organic sprigs fresh oregano
  • 3 organic fresh (or dried) bay leaves
  • 3 organic black peppercorns
  • 3 organic Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil


  1. Add 3 litres (12 cups) of water into a large pot and add the chicken bones.

  2. Bring the water slowly to the boil on medium heat, regularly skimming the scum that forms at the surface from the chicken.

  3. Once water reaches the boil, reduce the heat and allow the stock to gently simmer, uncovered for about 2 hours, adding more water if necessary (if the water reduces too much).

  4. After the 2 hours, let the stock cool down.

  5. Put a muslin cloth over a large strainer which is over a large pot and strain the stock, discarding the solids (they can be eaten if desired).

  6. Cool the stock further and refridgerate until it is cold.

  7. When the stock is cold, skim most of the fat from the surface.

Organic (free-range) chicken pieces should be used as they contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals, plus they do not contain antibiotics, so are much more nutritious than the non-organic variety.

  Nutrition InformationAmount % Daily
Calories 8 0.4%
Calories from fat 0 0%
Total fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 11 mg 0.6%
Carbohydrate 1.9 g 0.8%
Dietary fibre 0.7 g 2.8%
Sugars 0 g 0%
Protein 0.2 g 0%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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