Very Useful Chicken Stock

How to make straightforward chicken stock.
It's really versatile, so make a lot to have on hand for various dishes.


Chicken carcasses (soup bones)
2 chickens' worth
Japanese leek (the green part)
3 stalks' worth
1 clove
1 slice
4 liter


1. Rinse the chicken carcasses in water.
2. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the chicken carcasses and boil for 1 minute.
3. Place the carcasses in cold water right away, and wash off any remaining offal bits or blood cleanly.
4. It should look like this after removing the insides and bloody parts. Make sure it looks as clean as this.
5. Cut the carcasses into pieces with a knife. Cutting it up releases the umami from the bones, so make sure to do this.
6. Fill a pot with 4 liters of water and put in the chicken. Make sure to put the chicken in and then boil the water. Use strong heat until the water boils, and then turn the heat down to low once it's come to a boil.
7. When the water comes to a boil, skim off the scum diligently. Make sure it's not boiling rapidly. It should just be gently simmering.
8. Once it has been simmering for 30 minutes and almost no scum is coming out anymore, add the green leek parts, ginger, and garlic. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Don't let it come to a rolling boil at this point either.
9. The ginger tastes better with the skin on. Crush the garlic with the side of a knife.
10. Take out the green leek parts, and strain the bones, garlic, and ginger through a sieve.
11. It's finished. If using it for okonomiyaki or takoyaki, make sure it is completely cooled before use.
12. You can use this in so many different recipes!
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19. In Vegetable, Offal, and Miso Hot Pot! Recipe ID: 1301599
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Story Behind this Recipe

You can use this chicken stock in various dishes such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, egg soup, akashiyaki (a type of tamagoyaki or omelet), etc.
Homemade stock cannot beat store-bought!