Without a doubt, homemade chicken stock is a staple ingredient when it comes to making home cooked meals. Not only does it serve as a base for soups and stews, it also adds richness and flavor to many recipes. There are certainly times when store bought stock is necessary due to time constraints, but if you can find the time to cook up a batch of this ahead of time to use during a busy work week, it is well worth it.
Mmm, there is something so comforting about homemade chicken stock! This stock can be served immediately as a soup if you’d like. Noodles, rice, or barley would all make wonderful additions to throw in at the end. Or, you can store it in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. Once the stock is done, remove the cooked chicken from the carcass, and save it for other meals. I like to use it in enchiladas or pasta dishes. It’s like two meals in one!
An added bonus to making homemade stock is your house will smell amazing, too!