The New Age Mum

Chicken Stock

Posted on: Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Soup at my home is eaten as one of the main dishes in a meal. It is deemed as a necessity which my mum will cook dutifully every day. My mum will use to tell me the benefits of drinking soup and their invigortaing effects.

Hence I am going to write on how to prepare a basic stock which is necessary for cooking soup.

How to prepare Basic Chicken Stock?


  • 1                       Chicken bone frame (fats removed)
  • 1.25L (5cups)    Water
  • 10 pcs               Red dates (seeds removed)
  • 4 slices             Ginger
  • 6 pcs                Wolfberry (optional)
  • 1-2 pcs            Dried scallop (optional)


  1. Boil a wok of water.
  2. Blanch the bone frame ( it is important to do so to remove the scum).
  3. Soak the red dates and dry scallop in a cup of hot water for 5 mins.

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  1. Pour the 1.25L into a slow electric cooker and switch onto high
  2. Gather the above prepared ingredients
  3. Put them into the pot and simmer for at least 4 hours

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  • Note:
  1. When the stock has cooled down, you can strain out the stock and keep it refrigerated for 1 week, scooping only the desired amount you want to use.
  2. If you don’t have an electric cooker like me, you can put all the ingredients into a pot and simmer it over the stove usinf small heat for 2.5 hours
  3. You can replace the chicken bone with a piece of loin pork fillet, spare ribs or pork bones. It is really up to you.

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