Preparation info

  • 3 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Silver Palate Cookbook

By Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

Published 1982

  • About

Homemade chicken stock is an indispensable base for soups and sauces; its richness and freshness put it head and shoulders above canned. Refrigerate it if you’re using it within a few days, or stash it in the freezer—frozen assets of the very best kind.


  • ¼ cup vegetable cooking oil
  • 3 pounds (more or less) chicken necks and backs
  • 4


  1. Pour the oil into a large heavy pot and heat over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Pat the chicken parts dry with paper towels and drop into the hot oil. Toss and turn them until well browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped onions and carrots and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are beginning to brown lightly and are losing t