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Chicken stock

Chicken stock

Making your own stock is simple, tastes delicious and helps to reduces waste in the kitchen. Although it does take time to cook, it also keeps well in the freezer.

Alex Szrok, chef at the Waitrose Cookery School, prepared this recipe in a class, The Whole Chicken and How to Use It, which livestreamed in January 2024. In the masterclass, Alex demonstrated how to joint a chicken which can be cheaper than buying individual portions. 

The class featured Winter panzanellaChicken supremes with tarragon & vermouthChicken, leek and apple casserole, and Chicken wings with sweet soy and burnt lime butter.

Watch the recording now.

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  • Makes1 Approximately 700ml
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook2 hrs
  • Total time2 hrs 15 mins

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Ingredients

  • 600g chicken bones and any trimmings
  • Vegetable oil, for drizzling
  • 1 large onion (unpeeled), roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, skin on, roughly chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic (unpeeled), bruised
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Arrange the chicken bones in a lined roasting tin, drizzle with a little oil and roast for 20-30 minutes until golden.

  2. Pour the rendered chicken fat from roasting the bones into a large saucepan, put over a high heat, then add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic and peppercorns. Cook until the vegetables are beginning to colour. Add the roasted chicken bones, pour over just enough water to cover the bones and vegetables and bring to the boil.

  3. Reduce to a simmer and remove any scum that accrues on the surface with a spoon. Simmer for at least 1 hour 30 minutes, or up to 3 hours. Strain into a large bowl and cool over ice. Transfer to a lidded container and chill in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutritional

Typical values per per 100ml when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

146kJ/ 35kcals

Fat

2.9g

Saturated Fat

0.3g

Carbohydrates

0g

Sugars

0g

Fibre

0g

Protein

2.3g

Salt

0.3g

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