Chicken Broth Recipe with Lemongrass

This easy chicken broth recipe, if you not feeling so good, maybe coming down with a cold, just try this… goodness me it gives you a lift. If you like hot and spicy things, you could add chili to taste too.

Some ingredients are optional too, if you prefer to only use the bones that is fine too. The lemongrass is what really elevates this.

Lemongrass Chicken Stock

Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time6 hours
Course: Broth, Stock


  • 1 Chicken carcass
  • 1 800g Chicken Wings
  • 3.5 l Water Have 1 litre ready on its own
  • 2 l Ice cubes
  • 12 Sprigs Italian Parseley a nice bunch
  • 1 large Carrott
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 large Leek
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 6 stalks lemon grass
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 small Ginger small amount which is optional


  • Place the carcass and the wings in a large stockpot. Add 2.5 L of water and the ice cubes
  • Roughly chop the vegetables. Dont be fussy. Pulse the vegentable until you have small chunks. in a food processor (not fine NB). Add to the pot along with the parsely
  • Place the peppercorns on a chopping board. Using a bottle of wine or rollerpin, slightly crush the peppercorns, we just want to hear a crack. Remove the garlic from the skins and lighly smash them.
  • Add the garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, lemon grass,and salt to the pot
  • Turn the heat to medium high for about 25 minutes – this will vary on your stove. The surface needs to get agitated, not a vicious boil though. Turn it down to medium-low and simmer for 5 hours. Yes that is right. A slow simmer where the bubbles are just about breaking the surface.
  • After 3 hours, add 1 litre of water.
  • After 5 hours, remove from the heat. Time to strain your stock using a large bowl with strainer. Be careful not to burn yourself. I suggest straining twice if you looking for that smooth shine.


If you want to freeze your stock, the earlier the better to lock in that flavour. Put ice and cold water in your sink and place the bowl in the sink. Stirring also helps. Once you reach 5°C then it is safe to freeze in a freezer-safe container but be sure to leave some space for expansion while freezing.



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