Chicken stock serves as a base for a variety of chicken dishes. Loaded with nutrients and minerals, it proves to be remarkably effective in enhancing immunity. You can make this quite easily at home.
What is stock?
Stock is a flavourful liquid prepared by simmering bones from meat, seafood, or poultry. Bones are combined with aromatics like garlic, onion, ginger, etc., and water until the liquid extracts their aroma, body, colour, flavour, and nutrients. Once you filter this liquid, you can use it to prepare soups.
You can prepare chicken stock by boiling chicken bones and aromatics in water on a low flame. This kind of chicken stock is also called bone broth and generally serves as the base for braising meat, sauces, gravy, soups, and more. Almost every chicken preparation requires a stock.
How nutritious is chicken stock?
Chicken stock absorbs the minerals found in chicken bones and hence makes it very healthy for you. It also contains gelatin and collagen, no wonder it is the best recipe to nurse you back to health from the common cold, flu, or fever. Chicken stock comes loaded with carbohydrates, calories, potassium and vitamins.
What cut of meat should you use for stock recipes?
While today we are focussing on chicken, there is no limit to the kinds of meat you can use to make stock. There are different kinds of stock for different recipes:
- White stock (Chicken): For white blanquettes, sauces, poached dishes, fricassee
- Brown stock (Mutton): For brown gravies, brown sauces, meat glazes, braised dishes
- Fish stock: For sauces and soups
- Vegetable stock: For veloute and vegetarian cooking
Chicken Stock is an all-time and all-season favourite; it is also one of the best immunity boosters. Chicken wings, thighs, legs, neck, and back will add the most delightful flavours to your chicken stock recipe.
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This easy-to-cook and easy-to-store homemade chicken stock recipe acts as the perfect base for any chicken dish, mainly soup. Add it to any recipe and feel the difference in flavour and taste. You can refrigerate it for a few days or freeze it for up to 3 months.
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