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Homemade Roasted Chicken Stock Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make a homemade chicken stock that will help enhance the flavor of all of your soups and sauces.
Course sauce, Soup
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 24kcal


  • 5 pounds chicken bones
  • 4 roughly chopped medium size onions
  • 4 roughly chopped carrots
  • 1 roughly chopped bunch of celery
  • 2 roughly chopped leeks
  • 2 cups each button and cremini mushrooms
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 10-15 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 15-20 peppercorns


  • Preheat the oven to 425°.
  • Add the chicken, onions, carrots, celery, leeks, mushrooms and garlic to a large roasting pan or 2 roasting pans.
  • Evenly drizzle the oil over the ingredients and mix until coated.
  • Roast in the oven at 425° for 45-60 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Transfer the ingredients to a very large stockpot and place it on the cooktop.
  • Add in the thyme, parsley, bay leaves, and peppercorns and fill it up with water until the ingredients in the pot have been covered by 6 inches.
  • Simmer on low heat for 4-6 hours while skimming the impurities off of the top every 45 minutes or so.
  • Strain completely and reuse the bones and veggies for a remouillage or discard.
  • Cool the stock completely and store it.



Chef Notes:
• There is no comparison of homemade chicken stock to store bought, it is significantly more flavorful.
• Do not use bell peppers, spicy peppers, tomatoes, vegetables from the radish family or any overly strong flavored vegetables.
• If you’re making a lot of stock be sure to use a couple different pans so that they can all get roasted.
• It is said that chicken stock cannot extract much more flavor past the 6 hour mark.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg