Easy, fresh and nutritious!
This homemade chicken stock recipe is so easy and yet it's full of lovely home cooking goodness that will fill your kitchen with yummy aromas. Making your own chicken stock is really easy and you can use it in as many baby food recipes as you like. Its packed full of wonderful flavours to make most of the baby food recipes that call for water or chicken stock such as baby food chicken recipes or vegetable baby recipes taste even better. You can use this unsalted chicken stock as base for soups too.
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Wash, peel and chop carrots into thick slices. Wash the onion and celery and cut into big chunks. Peel the cloves of garlic and squash them with the side of a knife to release the flavour. Add all the ingredients into a large pot and cover with water. Bring it to the boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for about 2 to 3 hours on low heat. You can simmer for a longer time if you wish to make a more concentrated chicken stock. When this is done, pour through a sieve and discard all the vegetables and chicken pieces.
Cool the homemade chicken stock quickly by placing it into a large, clean square shaped pyrex dish or two. Once the stock has cooled, refrigerate and use within 24 hours or alternatively you can freeze it in small portions for later use for up to a month.