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Chicken stock

📋 Homemade chicken stock

I make chicken stock in a pressure cooker. If you don't have one, boil the chicken for 2 hours. I like to freeze it into bags of various sizes, so I can defrost as big or small an amount as required.
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine French
Keyword broth, chicken, stock
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 3 liters
Calories 24kcal


  • 1 Bouquet Garni: leek leaf wrapped around rosemary, bay leaf and thyme
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp sea coarser salt
  • 1 hole free range chicken
  • fresh water


  • Put all the cleaned vegetables and the Bouquet Garni in the pressure pan
  • Add the pepper corn and salt
  • Place the chicken in the pan
  • Cover with water up to 2/3 of the height of the pan
  • Close the pressure cooker, make sure it is sealed.
  • Put on the heat so the pressure builds up with the heat. The pressure valve will raise to the second red line
  • Once the pressure is built, let it cook for 30 minutes at medium heat. Make sure the valve stays up
  • After 30 minutes, gradually release the pressure from the pan. The valve will start to go down
  • Once the pressure is completely released and the valve is down, open the pan
  • Remove the chicken from the stock
  • Let the stock cool down completely
  • Once cold, remove the fat by filtering it through a paper towel or a percolator coffee filter.
  • Use it or freeze it into various size containers, so it can be defrosted as big or small an amount as required.

To defrost

  • Microwave the container for 5 minutes
  • or wet the container under hot water and place the iced stock bloc into a pan over the heat



  • use an "old" free-range chicken
  • never fill the pressure cooker more than 2/3 of its height
  • if you don't have a pressure cooker, boil it for 2 hours
  • wait for it to cool down before filtering it as the fat becomes more solid and it is easier to filter


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2342mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3397IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg