GZ's Chicken Stock
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Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

GZ's Chicken Stock

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 35 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 cups



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken pieces on a sheet tray fitted with a rack and roast until caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  3. Put the chicken pieces in a large pot with the carrots, thyme, peppercorns, bay leaves, leeks, onions, apple and 1 gallon water. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 2 to 3 hours (do not let it come to a boil or the stock will become cloudy).
  4. Ladle the stock from the top of the pot into a strainer set over a large bowl. Place in an ice bath to cool quickly. Transfer the cooled stock to resealable containers. The stock can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 6 months.