Chinese Chicken Stock

chinese soup
Use this stock for your Asian-inspired soups

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
406 Calories
23g Fat
2g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 406
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 45g
Calcium 57mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

 Take a spin on a traditional stock with this Chinese rice wine and ginger.


  • 3 pounds chicken pieces (backs, necks, or wings)
  • 10 cups water (cold)
  • 3 slices​ fresh ginger
  • 2​ scallions (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • dash salt (to taste)
  • Optional: Black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the chicken pieces in a large pot with 10 cups of water (or enough to cover).

  3. Add the ginger, green onion, rice wine or sherry. Bring to a boil over medium heat, occasionally skimming off the foam that rises to the top.

  4. Add salt to taste and black pepper if desired.

  5. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Strain the broth and use as called for in recipes.

  6. Enjoy!