There are all sorts of "official" ways of making stock. I am not a chef, but I'll show you a very easy way to make chicken stock in a crock pot that my daughter taught me how to do. I used to make this stock on top of the stove--but when she told me about using the crock pot it's much easier.
Last week I made roast chicken for our family.
After we enjoyed the roasted chicken for one meal, I removed the remaining chicken from the bones. I made a chicken pot pie with that meat. A chicken can give our family many meals. Be sure to save all the bones from your chicken. Now you are ready to make stock. It's so easy, it's hardly a recipe.
Put into a crock pot:
All of your bones from your chicken
2-3 washed carrots
1 stalk of washed celery
1 whole onion with skin on that has been washed
1 bay leaf
10- 15 whole peppercorns
Your can also add fresh herbs if you have them, such as parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme.
If you don't have fresh herbs your stock will still be wonderful.
Cover with water and cook overnight on low. Your home will smell wonderful when you wake up in the morning.
Turn off your crock pot and let cool for an hour or so. Then strain the stock through a colander or sieve into a large bowl. I always let that cool and put stock into 1 quart containers and then cool completely and then into the freezer. When you are ready to use just pop into microwave to thaw. You can then use them in any recipe you wish. You can make soup very quickly with this stock. Homemade is so much better than store bought stock!