I’ve made chicken stock a number of different ways over the years. I’ve made fancy versions and herb versions and beyond simple versions. When I’m in a hurry and even when I’m not, this is the stock I make more than any other. Call me lazy, but all you really need to do to make chicken stock is add water. I’m listing optional ingredients below, but feel free to just add water and leave it at that!
This can be simmered for just a couple of hours or for as long as 24 hours. It can be made on the stove-top or in the crock-pot. If you have never made your own chicken stock, don’t be intimidated. It really is simple enough for anyone to do. You can always add spices, salt and pepper after the stock is made, when you are ready to use it.