Homemade Chicken Stock

My husband got this chicken stock recipe from his friend a few months ago and has been making it whenever s we roast a chicken lately. It is really really awesome — makes the best soups and stews ever… and is honestly, pretty damn good alone. Why would I just drink broth? Well it’s good for fueling up on  minerals and electrolytes that your body often doesn’t hold onto when you eat a lower carb diet (aka paleo).  So yeah, drink up! Enjoy all the healthy savory goodness that usually goes to waste with the bones.


  • 1 fully picked chicken carcass 
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 large carrots cut into big chunks
  • 3 stalks of celery, chunked
  • handful of thyme
  • handful of rosemary
  • bay leaf
  • Enough water to cover everything in a large pot (I used about 12 cups)


Preheat oven to 185 degrees. Chop your veggies and pick the meat off your chicken (I like to save it for chicken salad). Put everything in a large pot and cover with water. Throw the pot in the oven and forget about it for 8-10 hours (I usually do this overnight). Once it’s done, let it cool a bit and strain out the bones/veggie scraps. Save the broth in the fridge or the freezer for future recipes.

4/11/13 – Food Log & Training Notes

Morning Weight: 151.8# (My weight has been stuck at 151.something for the past 5-6 days.. totally ready to see if go down a bit. Honestly, I’m still excited to be below 155 so I’m not really complaining, but it would be great if I saw 150 on the scale before my period comes back… That would make me happy)
Sleep: 9 hours


  • 1 egg
  • 2 breakfast sausages
  • Small cup of cold brew with cream
  • 32 oz water


Lots of awesome hamstring and shoulder stretches. Flexibility has improved DRAMATICALLY over the past 3 sessions. I can now stand on my hands with my knees straight! SHIT’S -CRAY!

Triangle Posing – All day erry-day


  • Salad
    • Romain
    • Tomatoes
    • roasted red peppers
    • green olives
    • 1/4 an avocado
    • 1 egg
    • 4oz grilled chicken
  • 32 oz water
  • Decaf coffee with cream

Dinner – made for me by Jeffrey, my love ❤ :

  • 1/2 a chicken breast, 1 leg & 1 thigh.
  • 1/2# brussel sprouts with olive oil, garlic, lemon, balsamic
  • 32 oz water
  • Another 32 oz water

2 thoughts on “Homemade Chicken Stock

  1. No I haven’t but sounds good — My tiny Brooklyn apartment doesn’t allow for extra kitchen accessories haha. I just do everything in my cast iron.

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