Here’s how to make microwave chicken stock or broth in the microwave. It’s easy. And inexpensive. Not to mention incredibly quick—done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!
Microwave chicken stock. It’s a pretty nifty trick to know how to make. Because while nothing beats stock that’s slowly simmered all day on the back of the stove, sometimes you just need a small amount of decent stock PRONTO! Which is where this recipe shines. Simply toss chicken bones, whatever veggies you want or happen to have languishing in the fridge, and water in a bowl, microwave for a few minutes, and tada! Homemade chicken broth. Just like magic.–Angie Zoobkoff
Microwave Chicken Stock
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 10 M
- Makes about 3/4 cup (180 ml)
- 2 1/2 ounces cooked chicken bones (65 g) (such as from a roast or rotisserie chicken) with some skin attached
- 1 cup cold water (240 ml)
- 1/2 garlic clove (2 g)
- 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped vegetables, such as onion, carrots, or celery (about 1 ounce or 28 g)
- Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl or other container, combine the chicken bones, water, garlic, and vegetables. Season with a salt and pepper.
- 2. Microwave, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Strain and then let cool slightly. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.