If you make your own stock, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can also freeze it for up to nine months. In fact, you should press the stock to extend its life. You can use the stock to cook for up to a year.
To find out if the chicken is spoiled, you should first check its color and smell. Spoiled broth has a sour or musty odor. If the liquid has lost its bright orange color, it should be discarded. The broth should also not be moldy or changeable.
If you don’t need all of the stock, you can freeze it in a large ziploc bag. Fill the bag three-quarters full. If frozen, the chicken will keep for up to three months. Ideally, chicken will keep in the refrigerator for four to five days, but if it starts to look spoiled or has a bad smell, it’s time to throw it out.
Poultry is made by soaking or boiling chicken bones. You can add meat, vegetables, or herbs to your chicken to add flavor and depth. For the richest, tastiest stock, use a slow cooker. Roasting or roasting the bones before roasting will add more gelatin and flavor. You can also use raw bones if you prefer a cleaner taste.