Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Homemade Chicken Stock (Crockpot)

When it comes to making it yourself, chicken stock is one of those things that you may be tempted to say "why bother?" It's pretty cheap to buy, and the store-bought version is fine to use in most capacities.  However, once you make your own, you'll definitely see the difference.  Homemade stock is rich and flavorful.  And what's even better - it's practically free to make.  Here's my M.O.  Whenever I roast a chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken, I pick all the meat and skin off, put the carcass in a big ziploc bag, and throw it in the freezer.  I also save any scraps of veggies and throw them in the freezer as well - bits of carrot, that half of an onion that I didn't need, celery that's on it's last leg... you get the picture.  I usually wait to make the stock until I have two chicken carcasses.  Just to get more bang for my buck.

This is literally SO easy - I just start the crockpot at night, then the next morning, it's done.  I transfer the dish to the refrigerator, then that evening I skim the fat off, divide it into 2-cup portions, and freeze.  I have enough chicken stock to last several weeks-months.  And by the time I deplete my stash, I usually have two more chicken carcasses in the freezer to use.

So not only are you saving money by not buying box after box of chicken broth, you end up with a far superior product, and you're being environmentally conscious - reusing the chicken carcass, saving yourself from throwing out past-its-prime produce, and saving on trash - no paper boxes or cans to throw away.  Win, win, win.

Crockpot Chicken Stock
Pink Parsley Original

  • 2 chicken carcasses, skin discarded
  • 3-4 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2-3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 Tbs whole peppercorns
  • generous pinch kosher salt
  • small handful of fresh herbs - parsley, thyme, oregano, etc.
Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cover with just enough water to submerge the chicken by 1-2 inches.  Cook on low 12-13 hours.  The longer it cooks, the deeper the flavor.

Transfer the bowl of the slow cooker to the refrigerator for several hours.  Skim the fat off the top, then strain the liquid through a colander that's lined with a cheesecloth.  Divide the stock into whatever sized portions you prefer and freeze in ziploc bags or quart containers.  I like to divide mine into 2-cup portions, for what it's worth.


angela @ another bite please said...

why have I not thought to do this in a crockpot...what a perfect solution to have it cook during the day while I am at work!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Sounds delish! I also follow a similar recipe, but add a couple of tbls. apple cider vinegar because I read that it helps to draw out the bone marrow that is suppose to be super healthy for us.
Enjoying your blog,

Marina said...

I do exactly what you do except I use my pressure cooker. Done in 45 minutes! I then freeze in ice cube containers and then transfer to ziploc bags.

Kelsey said...

Love your freezer method; it makes so much sense. Thanks for sharing, Josie!

Mostly Food and Crafts said...

Hey girl - just wanted to let you know that I featured this today in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see!

Anonymous said...

We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.
Also visit my webpage - remove acne

Anonymous said...

I don't leave a ton of responses, but after reading through a few of the responses on this page "Homemade Chicken Stock (Crockpot)". I actually do have a few questions for you if it's okay.
Is it simply me or does it look like like some of the remarks look as if they are
left by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting on
additional online sites, I would like to follow
everything fresh you have to post. Could you post a list of
every one of your social pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or
twitter feed?
Take a look at my web site ;

Melanie said...

I'd love to try this! It sounds like a great idea, but I was wondering what size crockpot you use?

Thank you Josie!

Anonymous said...

This are certain to get you around the route to cash
within the fastest, most efficient way possible instant payday loans no brokers online payday loans
with no faxing how awesome is it that you
can now submit an application for payday cash advances online.

Anonymous said...

So what will be considered a poor credit score in our economy i didn't desire to ask my married family because i felt that is one thing i should ask my loved ones of origin, but my mother in law consented to endorse the money without a second thought.

Anonymous said...

The client have to consider the particular payment terms, such as the balance due, interest as well as repayment dates quick loans campbell has created 14 appearances for costa rica, netting
six times.

Majid Ali said...

I shouldn't even have to say this, but of course the shells were totally delicious. It's hard to go wrong with those ingredients though. In my opinion, the breadcrumb topping were what put it over the top. The crispy, buttery breadcrumbs mixed with fresh sage, parsley, and thyme just did it for me. It added some much needed texture, since the filling and the custom essay writing shells were soft, and it also provided a great savory contrast to the filling of the shells - sometimes dishes with butternut squash can be too sweet, and the breadcrumbs helped counteract the sweetness.

Anonymous said...

Trouble with not cоmfοrtable by
uѕing a mοrtgage bгokеr and
want to do thе jοb all by уourself, then the web is thе
best alternative So may be the musketeerѕ blаming emploуers because of ωatching thгough theіr payroll expenѕes
Just after comρаring the deals suppliеd by oг perhaps
applyіng foг cash advance loans 06) Ηave you ever wholly commited, or thought
to be committіng, an unlawful act to fіnаnce gambling Financing
modifіcation iѕ made for hоmeowneгs
ωhο may have eхpeгiеnced poor creԁit loan ԁoesn't have any basic safety deposit which can be used to gain back the loan total The past 10% is computed by experiencing how many times you might have requested credit ratings recently, referred to as inquiries instant same day loans After choosing the lender, to individuals when the right will probably have no difficulties with payday loans, during one proviso There is a valid bank-account to discover some cash mortgage loan options from your government There are individuals who believe that pay day loans are a great selection when they flunk on dollars before the paycheck If you are looking for a number of outside assistance to enable you to your next pay day advance, don't go to traԁitional lending comрaniеѕ Though availing aѕsіstance fгom a mοrtgаge аgent dοes сontain а fee, playing
with the long run that saves on equallу youг energy and money To get thiѕ specific amount іt is advisable to requirе mortgage loan car loаns approved for
the fully applied As well, with thеir wiԁe knoωledge anԁ expeгience, thеy might also helρ уou in opting foг the appropгiate
ρlans to Cash is in electronic format уou have is
suсh а few mortgagе loan loсаte can almost
any purρoѕes you arе Describe what kіnd of opportunity уou're available and see if they can match that Enjoy has no boundaries and there is certainly no program available that will help find the right diamond necklace for you Greater loan amount will depend on of that provides loans loan and supply some personal space Deciding on the possibilities that you might make use of could include a choice for a quick payday loan The Virginia loan program works not by fully with an intention UK despite having an bad credit history Remember any time most of us were barely 06 and risen in which help to make means being able to access funds in a matter of 24 hours The fact remains, some loan merchants are more pensive to present loan modification assist to homeowners who have not been late for their payments

my page :: bad credit loans online

Anonymous said...

Get the picture Most of the steel toed t90 cleats with the modern technologies created even more
comfortable, deluxe footwear. Actually, for most of the clothing.

Finding Your Measurements The three things that you must choose must have the latest variety available and choose your

My blog - total 90 laser

Anonymous said...

Therefore, decide not to do what you do is how to attract
women tips amazing and everywhere you go is the coolest place.
Not only all of this usually ends up getting the most dates and
the hottest females. Just casually mention that you think you're below her and women don't find men with lower social status appealing.

Look at my page - ways to attract women

Anonymous said...

Don't leave the price tag on, to get the experience they need to be released for your own fault and you will surely gain a positive result in the end, nothing more. With the help of the special dayYou will probably know your Get a girlfriend more intimately hopefully than any one else does, but even with armed with this knowledge, conversations may still be special for her.

Anonymous said...

Take advantage of obtaining online auto insurance 89104 quotes.

These are some items you are able to make it more safe, secure and free from thieves or
robbers. If you do, then your extra charges will be over 36 months
on March 15th.

Anonymous said...

Once you have installed taken a crack our Paleo Dietary regime Recipes you'll be switch your mind. Read the top in that case , ladle towards sanitized jars have been excited an oven allocate to help 100C for five talk time. Any time you need to use a product it's good
to transition every little thing encompassing, and lose focus on pertaining to with your calculator an
area because of stuff like a smart idea yet developing mealscounters remain available for storage correct.
A cooking as well as an historic any.

Here is my weblog :: toaster oven reviews

Post a Comment