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Chicken stock recipe

Basic chicken stock made at home is great to have in the freezer. This recipe will make you 3L. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 3 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 chicken
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt


In a stock pot, heat the oil. Add the vegetables and salt and cook for 5 minutes.

Place the chicken on top and cover with cold water.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour.

Lift the chicken from the stock and strip the meat from the carcass. Return the carcass and any bones to the pot and simmer for a further 2 hours.

Strain the stock through a fine sieve.


  • I make this to stock up my freezer with good quality stock.
  • I used the stripped chicken meat for chicken sandwiches and chicken pies.
  • You can reduce this so it is more concentrated and it will take up less room in your refrigerator.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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