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Old 11-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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how much broth from a whole chicken?

I like to cook a whole chicken to make chicken soup but I suspect that I'm not getting all the broth out of the cooking that I should. I usually just add water until the bird is fully covered but the last time I only ended up with about 8 cups of stock.

I figure that I could easily add some water after cooking to get the right concentration of flavor. How much end product should I have from a whole chicken?

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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I've never make stock that way. When I make stock from bones and meat (from multiple chickens saved up), I add water to cover and simmer for hours. Then I strain out the solids and reduce it further to concentrate the flavors. Adding water to get more reduces the flavor.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Not sure about stock, but to make normal plain chicken soup for a 3 pound chicken I use about 4 quart pot, no adding water at the end. If cooked right it will give the good concentration/consistancy chicken soup.
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