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    Barefoot Contessa's Homemade Chicken Stock

    Barefoot Contessa's Homemade Chicken Stock. Photo by Chef*Lee

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 hrs

    30 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

    From Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookboo, 2002.

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    1. 1
      Place the chickens, onions, carrots, celery, parsnips, parsley, thyme, dill, garlic, and seasonings in a 16 to 20 quart stockpot.
    2. 2
      Add 7 quarts of water and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Simmer uncovered for 4 hours.
    4. 4
      Strain the entire contents of the pot through a colander and discard the solids.
    5. 5
      Chill the stock overnight.
    6. 6
      The next day, remove the surface fat.
    7. 7
      Use immediately or pack in containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
    8. 8
      **Cooking time does not include chilling the stock overnight.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 24, 2014

      I hope this doesn't sound dumb, but do you throw away all of the chicken meat once the stock is ready?

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    • on March 29, 2013


      PLEASE NOTE: If you don't have fresh dill sprigs, substitute 1/4 tsp dried dill for each sprig (5 tsp in this recipe). If you don't have fresh thyme, substitute 1/2 tsp dried thyme per sprig (2 1/2 Tbsp in this recipe). That info wasn't easy for me to find!<br/><br/>Delicious! Best chicken broth recipe I have tried yet... no need to search any more. Yum! I used a rotisserrie chicken from Costco. I removed 3 cups of meat before throwing in the chicken. It made about 17 cups of broth after simmering 4 hours. I tried to press as much liquid as possible from the mass of solids. It just has a great flavor. Thanks for a great recipe. (by the way I didn't use parsnips only because I didn't have any on hand... and since it's optional, but I'd love to try it with parsnips).

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    • on November 21, 2009


      awesomeness! it smells and tastes great

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    Nutritional Facts for Barefoot Contessa's Homemade Chicken Stock

    Serving Size: 1 (2041 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 392.1
    Calories from Fat 212
    Total Fat 23.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    Cholesterol 106.9 mg
    Sodium 2495.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 6.6 g
    Protein 27.4 g

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    fresh thyme

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