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Traeger Roasted Chicken Stock

This basic Traeger Roasted Chicken Stock has no bouillion and is a great thing to have in your bag of cooking tricks.

Roasted Chicken Stock

Traeger Roasted Chicken Stock

You can make so many different things with this stock. It’s versatile, it’s good for you, and you can control the salt and keep out unnecessary ingredients and additives that are common in many commercially available chicken stocks and bouillon cubes (msg, modified food starch, a ton of things I cannot pronounce).

How do you store chicken stock?

I love to make extra stock and then freeze the rest. It keeps for a long time, and is so much tastier than any of the concentrates or boxed broths that are available out there.

You can freeze it in ice cube trays to add a little something to other dishes.

You can make homemade soups out of it like my creamy mushroom chicken with wild rice, or my Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. It can even be a base for chicken gravy. The list goes on and on.

Traeger Grilled Chicken

One recipe – 3 meals

Day 1, meal one, Traeger Roasted Chicken.

Serve with mashed potatoes, stick-of-butter rice, or creamy noodles. Also a crisp green salad with my Greek Freak dressing, and the perfect grilled asparagus.

You could easily make a simple gravy from the drippings if you cook it in a roasting pan, or keep it easy and just eat the chicken plain. The Traeger grilled chicken is seasoned well enough that you don’t really even need gravy.

One way that we really enjoy eating this that’s a bit different is to make this with white rice, broccoli, and sweet chili sauce. Generally, you can find it in most any grocery store in the Asian foods section. It’s just spicy enough to keep me happy, but not too spicy to scare off the kids too much.

How to make chicken stock from a carcass

Day 2, meal two, SOUP!

You can do chicken noodle soup and make the homemade noodles, or you can make any of the soups or recipes I’ve listed below.

This makes enough for a large, large batch of soup. Definitely enough for leftovers, to freeze, or just to make for a crowd.

Ingredients for homemade chicken stock

  • cooked chicken carcass
  • onion
  • celery
  • carrots
  • bay leaf
  • allspice
  • salt
  • pepper

Recipes using homemade chicken stock

These soups use homemade stock and would be a great option to use up this homemade stock!

Roasted Chicken Stock
Yield: 4 quarts

Basic, no-bouillon, roasted chicken stock

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

Homemade chicken stock is EASY! Make it yourself and taste really awesome soup!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 6-8 quarts water, plus more as needed
  • 1 whole chicken carcass
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole allspice berries


  1. Fill 3/4 full a large stock pot with approximately 6-8 quarts of water.
  2. Add in all of the ingredients, and boil this for 2-3 hours. Stir frequently and add more water as is necessary.
  3. Continue boiling for at least 4 hours total, but up to 12 hours is fine.
  4. Remove all of the large pieces, and strain the stock and discard the solids.
  5. At this point if you are making a stock for future use, you can continue to cook it and boil it down into a more concentrated stock. Freeze in ice-cube trays for chicken bouillon cubes, or in larger portions in freezer baggies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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