Quick Chicken Stock

Quick Chicken Stock

Homemade chicken stock traditionally takes hours of simmering on the stove. Our version unlocks that flavor in a fraction of the time, using onion powder, bay leaf, garlic, and peppercorns to add depth. Use it to uplevel rice, stews, and sauces.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

14-15 mins

Free Time

to do 20 pushups


  • oz (115g) chicken bones (from raw chicken) 
  • 2 cups (500ml) water 
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled 
  • ½ bay leaf 
  • ¼ teaspoon whole peppercorns 
  • salt, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in the Anyday dish. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 8-9 minutes
  2. Skim the top of the liquid to remove the larger impurities that float to the top (it’s okay if some smaller particles are still in the broth). 
  3. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Continue cooking for 6 minutes
  4. Carefully strain the liquid into a large bowl. 
  5. Use the stock right away or allow it to cool and refrigerate it for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 30 days.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use turkey bones instead of chicken to make turkey stock.
  • For darker stock, use the leftover bones of a rotisserie or roasted chicken. For a more gelatinous stock, add chicken skin.
  • Add grated ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil for a flavor-packed stock.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.