"If you want to prepare delicious food, "incredible" food, you absolutely must start with the right ingredients. And, without a doubt, that includes homemade stock. " - Chef Jean-Pierre Brehier
One of the essential lessons cooking students learn in culinary school is how to prepare a simple but delicious roasted chicken stock. Different from a white chicken stock where the bones are boiled, not roasted.
We wanted to share with you a classic recipe for making Roasted Chicken Stock at home. It is not a difficult process, but does take time and effort to make it right. A good stock can easily make the difference between a mediocre meal and one of distinction.
The recipe below makes approximately 2 quarts of roasted chicken stock. A one pound container of Glace de Poulet Gold makes approximately 2 - 2 1/2 quarts of roasted chicken stock.
recipe adapted from Incredible Cuisine
by Chef Jean-Pierre Brehier
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a roasting pan, combine the chicken parts, onions, and tomato paste. Roast for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a large stock pot Add the celery, carrots, leeks, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, and peppercorns.
Add enough cold water to cover all the ingredients. Bring water to a boil very slowly. This will help prevent clouding of the stock. Do not cover the pot. When the stock comes to a boil, lower the heat so that the stock simmers gently. Skim any froth or foam that may surface.
Let the stock simmer for about 4 hours, skimming as needed.
Turn off the heat and let the stock cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken bones and discard. Strain the stock through a fine sieve and discard the vegetables left behind. Strain again, this time through a sieve or colander lined with a double layer of cheesecloth.
Cool overnight in the refrigerator to allow the fat to rise to the surface. Skim the fat and portion the stock into containers. Label, date and freeze.
If you are interested in making your favorite recipes that require Roasted Chicken Stock (Glace de Poulet) but don't have the time or interest in making it from scratch, we invite you to check out these commercial chicken stocks now available on the Internet.
Now Available at Amazon.com
For years we suggested you purchase these products from a favorite gourmet web site but now that Amazon is stocking this product at prices 35% less, we suggest you buy them here:
Still our favorite $$$$
Handy puck size $$$$
Glace de Poulet Gold is our favorite commercial roasted chicken stock product but it may be too expensive for everyone. So we have been finding alternatives that are less expensive but still very good quality. These include:
No MSG, Gluten free and no Trans Fat $$$