Brodo di pollo

Chicken stock

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1.5 litres

    • Difficulty


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

  • About

Chicken stock is used very often, and is made with chicken meat as well as the bones. If you are using only bones, add a couple of extra chicken wings as they make a tasty stock. Boiled chicken is often eaten on its own or with a sauce and serves as a very convenient, quick meal to have on hand.


  • 1 medium-sized chicken
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 small leek, roughly chopped


Rinse the chicken and put into a large saucepan. Cover with about 3 litres (12 cups) of cold water and bring to the boil. (If all the water doesn’t fit into the pan at once, add the rest later once the sto