Basic Professional French Cooking

Fond de Volaille

Chicken Stock

Ingredients (for 5 liters)

6 liters Cold Water

3 kg Poultry Bones

Aromatic Elements

250 g Onions, mirepoix

250 g Carrots, mirepoix

2 cloves Garlic, crushed

Bouquet Garni


  1. -Trim the bones of the fat and skin and rinse under cold water. Place bones is a stock pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil.

  2. -Lower to a simmer and skim very well, then add the aromatic elements. Simmer, skimming often, for about 3 hours.

  3. -Strain carefully and cool right away if not using immediately. Refrigerate.

NOTE: The procedure for a Fond de Veau Blanc (White veal stock) is the same as Fond de Volaille, except the veal bones should be blanched first. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. immediately  drain and rinse the bones and use the recipe for brown stock, omitting the tomatoes and tomato paste.

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