10 Delicious Recipes With Chicken Stock

An Essential Ingredient for Many Meals

Whether you've made an amazing chicken stock or have some left over from a recipe, you might be wondering what to do with it. Chicken stock or broth can be used for all sorts of delicious dishes. From a cooking liquid for grains like rice and quinoa to a braising liquid for chicken or vegetables, it's a very useful ingredient. These recipes offer tons of inspiration and will help you use up that stock while creating unforgettable meals.

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    Braised Chicken

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    Braised chicken makes a fabulous dinner. The recipe uses a whole chicken, which is cut up and slowly cooked in chicken stock and white wine. It's flavored with onion, leek, garlic, rosemary, and bacon and the chicken is so tender that it falls off the bone.

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    Garlic Roasted Chicken

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    Roasted chicken is one of the tastiest, most satisfying dishes you can make. ​Roasting a chicken is also one of the easiest ways to prepare a delicious family dinner. While you don't need a stock to roast the chicken, you do need it to make the garlic gravy that goes with it.

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    Classic Chicken Piccata

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    This classic Italian dish makes cooking chicken nearly foolproof. Slicing and then flattening chicken breasts into cutlets means it cooks quickly. The stock is used for making the simple, tangy sauce, which is the key to this dish.

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    Glazed Carrots

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    For a simple side to go alongside any poultry dish, glazed carrots are a great choice. The glaze is created with a sugar and chicken stock reduction and can be seasoned with your favorite herbs.

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    Chicken Risotto

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    You can make this chicken risotto with leftover roasted chicken, grilled chicken, or poached chicken breasts. The risotto is made by stirring hot chicken stock into arborio rice and cooking until it's absorbed.

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    Eggplant Ratatouille

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    Use up your chicken stock and try your hand at some classic French cuisine. Ratatouille is a traditional dish featuring eggplant, tomato, and zucchini. While it's often enjoyed as a side with lamb or poultry, it can become a meal of its own when served over rice or couscous.

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    Basic Rice Pilaf

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    Rice pilaf refers to rice that is cooked by the "pilaf method." The uncooked rice is first sautéed in butter before a hot stock is added. That is then baked in the oven until all the liquid's absorbed. It's a recipe worth learning because it's easy and a great addition to almost any meal.

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    Braised Brussels Sprouts

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    Brussels sprouts can be a little tough and they need to be softened up before eating them. Your chicken stock is the perfect liquid to braise the tiny cabbages in until they become nice and tender. A little bacon gives the veggies extra flavor, creating a dish the entire family will enjoy.

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    Easy Quinoa Recipe


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    Quinoa is a fantastic alternative to rice and chicken stock makes it easy to cook up. This recipe uses both white and red varieties of the fluffy grain and gets extra flavor with minced onion and a little butter. Serve it alongside a chicken or fish dish for a memorable, high-protein meal.

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    Chicken Veloute Sauce

    Chicken Veloute

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    All you need to create one of the five mother sauces of classical cuisine is chicken stock, clarified butter, and flour. Velouté sauce really is that easy and learning how to make it will make you look like a master chef! It's a fabulous way to dress up any simple chicken dish.