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If you’ve ever wondered how to make chicken broth from scratch, the good news is that it’s quite simple! All you need is a handful of quality ingredients and some time, and you’re on your way to a rich and delicious homemade broth to use in all your favourite recipes. We have a wide range of best bone broth recipes at Bone Broth

It may be easy to buy in the store, but there’s nothing that makes a dish more special than a homemade chicken broth recipe. Whether you’re simmering a fall soup, making a hearty stew, or impressing your dinner guests with a delicious risotto, homemade chicken broth can bring your dishes from average to extraordinary because of its rich flavour. But finding a recipe that doesn’t look complicated can be daunting. Lucky for you, we’re here to help.

 

Homemade Chicken Broth

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds bony chicken pieces (legs, wings, necks or backbones)
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 to 10 whole peppercorns
  • 2 quarts cold water

Directions

Place all ingredients in a soup kettle or Dutch oven. Slowly bring to a boil; reduce heat until mixture is just at a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 hours, skimming foam as necessary.

Set chicken aside until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bones. Discard bones; save meat for another use—strain broth, discarding vegetables and seasonings. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight—Skim fat from the surface. Looking for bone broth recipes ? Look no further! Bone Broth has you covered.

 

Chicken Broth Recipe

Homemade Chicken Broth is a classic kitchen staple sure to take your homemade soups, sauces and all kinds of recipes to the next level!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole (5 pounds) organic chicken (skin on) giblets and any paper removed, but neck bones reserved
  • 4 medium-sized carrots, roughly chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 small cloves garlic
  • Small bundle (about a fistful) of thyme
  • Small bundle (about a fistful) of parsley
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt

Preparation:

  1. Place your chicken and the remainder of the ingredients into a large soup pot, and add 3 quarts of cold water.
  2. Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a vigorous simmer/boil, then cover with a lid slightly askew, reduce heat, and very gently simmer for 4 hours (at least 2).
  3. Carefully lift the chicken out of the broth, and set aside (you can shred the meat for another use if you’d like, just know that it will be pretty overcooked). Then, strain the broth of all the vegetables, and restrain with a finer mesh strainer for extra clarity.
  4. Use immediately for your recipe, or allow the broth to cool completely and portion off quantities in containers or heavy-duty ziplock bags to keep in the freezer to use for future recipes.

Tips & Tidbits For the Perfect Chicken Broth:

  • Use good quality chicken: Use the best quality, the whole chicken you can find. If you can afford organic chicken, that is ideal; the flavour is more intense and will provide for a healthier, better-tasting broth.
  • Go large with the soup pot: I use a soup pot that is about 8-10 quarts, because space is needed in order for the whole chicken to fit easily, along with the veggies and water.
  • Patience is a virtue: For chicken broth to be as deep in flavour as it can be, allow for about 4 hours of simmering. I like to prepare mine earlier in the day so that it is ready in the afternoon. But if you are pressed for time, allow for at least 2 hours, and the flavour should be pretty good at that point.
  • Strain, and if needed, strain again: I usually very carefully lift the chicken out of the hot broth with a pair of tongs and set it in a bowl. Then, I strain the broth of all the veggies, herbs and peppercorns into a clean pot, and often re-strain for even more clarity, as needed.
  • Cool completely and then freeze for future recipes: Allow your clarified broth to completely cool before freezing it for future recipes; you can keep whatever amount you need for more immediate recipes in the fridge in a covered container for up to 5-7 days. You can portion off quantities for future soups or other recipes in heavy-duty freezer bags and then defrost in the fridge as needed.

 

Homemade Chicken Broth

Nothing soothes, nourishes and comforts like homemade chicken broth. The canned broth is a handy standby for quick soups, but homemade delivers maximum flavour while contributing minimal calories.

Ingredients

  • 1-3 pound chicken, or use parts, such as wings and backs
  • 4 stalks celery, (with leaves), trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, washed
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme, or teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 4 quarts cold water

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt and water in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, until the chicken is falling apart about 2 hours. Skim the foam from the surface as it builds up.
  2. Strain the broth through a large sieve or colander into a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon to press on the solids to extract as much of the broth as possible. 
  3. Divide the broth among several shallow containers so it will cool quickly. Cover loosely and refrigerate overnight. Use a spoon to remove the fat that solidifies on the surface.

 

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pound chicken (organic preferred)
  • 3-4 carrots, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 turnips, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, cut in half
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 head of garlic, halved
  • 1 tsp. peppercorns (or cracked black pepper)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Place the chicken in a large pot, remove giblets.
  2. Put the rest of the stock ingredients in the pot along with the chicken. 
  3. Put enough water in the pot to cover the chicken- approx. 12 cups. Cover, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1-1 ½ hours or longer, until chicken is cooked.
  4. Remove chicken from stock and let cool. 
  5. Finely strain the vegetables and herbs out of your stock. Discard skin and bones and hand shred chicken meat from chicken and set aside. Use stock immediately for The Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, or refrigerate up to one week or freeze for up to 3 months. 

 

Chicken Broth

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-pound) chicken, whole
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 medium carrots, quartered,
  • 2 stalks celery, quartered
  • 1 leek, dark tops only
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and quartered, optional
  • 3 generous sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 3 generous sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • 5 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • About 4 quarts water

 

Directions

  1. Combine the chicken, vegetables, herbs, and peppercorns in a large stockpot. Pour in enough water to just cover the chicken completely. Heat the water to just under a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a very low simmer, so that 1 or 2 bubbles break the surface of the broth about once a minute. Skim any fat and scum from the surface with a ladle, large spoon, or skimmer. (To prevent losing a lot of stock when skimming, put the skimmed liquid into a degreasing cup, and return any useable broth to the pot.) Cook for about 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through but not dry.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pot, but continue to simmer the broth. Cool the chicken for about 10 minutes. Cut the chicken meat from the bone, and reserve for a chicken salad, soup, or other recipes. Return the bones to the pot and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Strain into a non-reactive container, like another pot, a large bowl, or plastic quart or pint containers. Fill the sink with a mixture of ice and cold water, so it comes about halfway up the sides of the container. Nestle the broth in the ice bath. (Stirring the broth speeds up the cooling process.) Cover and refrigerate or freeze the broth for future use. Broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If the broth is unused after five days bring it to a boil before using.

 

Homemade Chicken Broth

Making your own chicken broth is an easy proposition. All it requires is throwing a chicken and some vegetables into a pot and then letting them simmer. This version is made from a whole chicken, which means you get the bonus of lots of tender meat to add to soup. 

Ingredients

  • 1 3-lb. chicken
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion (about 6 oz.), cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Preparation

  1. Using a small sharp knife and your fingers, remove the skin from the chicken and discard it.
  2. Rinse the chicken well and put it in a large (at least 8-quart), heavy-duty pot or Dutch oven. Add enough cold water to submerge the chicken (about 5 quarts). Cover the pot, with the lid slightly ajar. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to maintain a very gentle simmer. Cook, occasionally skimming off any foam that accumulates on the surface, until foam no longer rises, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, celery, onion, 1-1/2 Tbs. salt and 2 tsp. pepper and simmer until the vegetables start to soften and the chicken is completely cooked through about 20 minutes.
  4. Using tongs and a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a large rimmed baking sheet. Let cool for 10 minutes; meanwhile, continue simmering the broth, partially covered. Using your fingers, pull the meat from the bones and shred it into bite-size pieces; discard any gristle or fat. Set aside the shredded chicken.
  5. Return the carcass to the broth and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are completely soft and the flavour has intensified, about 30 minutes more. If at any time the water level drops below the solids, add water to cover and return to a simmer.
  6. Remove the carcass from the broth and discard. Strain the broth through a fine sieve set over another pot or a bowl large enough to hold the broth. Gently press on the solids with a large spoon to squeeze out any remaining broth.

 

Nourishing Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 5-6 hours (or more)

Yields about 4 quarts of stock

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 to 5 pounds), any paper inside removed
  • 1 white or yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed or peeled and cut in half
  • 2 celery stalks (with leaves if possible), cut in half
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, smashed open or cut in half
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 3-5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 stems fresh parsley (about 1 small handful)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Optional, 2 slices of lemon
  • enough purified water to fill the pot

Recipe: (Stovetop Method) You’ll need a 6 to 8-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid-I use a 6-quart pot for a 4 or 5-pound chicken. Be sure to check the inside of the chicken and remove the paper pouch that contains the organs. Discard the paper and the organs if desired. You can also add the organs to the pot—if you’re new to stock this might sound strange, but there is a lot of good nutrition in there.

This method uses a whole chicken. You can also use this recipe for the bones (and whole carcass) of an already roasted bird. Just use whatever is left from the whole chicken after you remove the meat.

Add all ingredients to the pot and cover with purified water to about an inch below the top of the pot. Put a tight-fitting lid on the pot, then set it on the stove and bring to a boil (this takes about 10-20 minutes) then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for at least 4 and up to 24 hours. If you use a whole chicken, be sure to remove the meat from the chicken about 2 hours in to prevent overcooking it then put the bones back in the pot. Bone Broth has a wide range of best bone broth recipes in Melbourne

If you used a whole chicken, you’d want to remove the meat about two hours in so it doesn’t become tough. To remove the meat, carefully remove the whole chicken from the pot and set it on a large cutting board. It will be very hot, let it cool a bit so you can handle it. Use two forks or a knife to remove as much meat as possible. The meat will be nicely poached, and you can shred it or just cut it up. Put the meat in an airtight glass container, then let it come to room temperature before you store it in the refrigerator, where you can store it for up to three days. Or use it immediately. Then put all of the bones, skin, and the whole body back into the pot and let it simmer for at least another two hours. You can simmer your stock for 4-24 hours. The longer you simmer it, the more flavorful and more nutritious it will be.

Keep the pot covered to prevent your stock from evaporating, if you notice the liquid reducing too much you can add a few cups more of water at any time during the process. After simmering at least 4 hours, strain your stock through a fine-mesh colander or cheesecloth into a large bowl or pot. Discard everything that was in the pot except the liquid you just strained, its all served a very useful purpose, and by now, the veggies have been boiled to the point that they will fall apart.

 

The Best Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe(aka Bone Broth)

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 to 5 pounds), any paper inside removed
  • 1 white or yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed or peeled and cut in half
  • 2 celery stalks (with leaves if possible), cut in half
  • 4–5 garlic cloves, smashed open or cut in half
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 3–5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 stems fresh parsley (about 1 small handful)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Optional, 2 slices of lemon
  • enough purified water to fill the pot

 

Instructions

  1. You’ll need a 6 to 8-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid-I use a 6-quart pot for a 4 or 5-pound chicken. Be sure to check the inside of the chicken and remove the paper pouch that contains the organs. Discard the paper and the organs if desired. You can also add the organs to the pot—if you’re new to stock this might sound strange, but there is a lot of good nutrition in there.
  2. This method uses a whole chicken. You can also use this recipe for the bones (and whole carcass) of an already roasted bird. Just use whatever is left from the whole chicken after you remove the meat.
  3. Add all ingredients to the pot and cover with purified water to about an inch below the top of the pot. Put a tight-fitting lid on the pot, then set it on the stove and bring to a boil (this takes about 10-20 minutes) then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for at least 4 and up to 24 hours. If you use a whole chicken, be sure to remove the meat from the chicken about 2 hours in to prevent overcooking it then put the bones back in the pot.
  4. To remove the meat, carefully remove the whole chicken from the pot and set it on a large cutting board. It will be very hot, let it cool a bit so you can handle it. Use two forks or a knife to remove as much meat as possible. The meat will be nicely poached, and you can shred it or just cut it up. Put the meat in an airtight glass container, then let it come to room temperature before you store it in the refrigerator, where you can store it for up to three days.
  5. Then put all of the bones, skin, and the whole body back into the pot and let it simmer for at least another two hours. You can simmer your stock for 4-24 hours. The longer you simmer it, the more flavorful and more nutritious it will be.
  6. Keep the pot covered to prevent your stock from evaporating, if you notice the liquid reducing too much you can add a few cups more of water at any time during the process.
  7. After simmering at least 4 hours, strain your stock through a fine-mesh colander or cheesecloth into a large bowl or pot.
  8. Discard everything that was in the pot except the liquid you just strained, it’s all served a very useful purpose, and by now, the veggies have been boiled to the point that they will fall apart. Check out our Melbourne bone broth recipes here.
  9. SLOW COOKER METHOD: Follow the above directions but use a slow cooker instead. Add all of the ingredients and water to your slow cooker and put it on high until it comes to a simmer, about 2 hours. It will take a while to simmer as the slow cooker heats at a slower pace than your stovetop. Remove the meat once it’s cooked through, about 2-3 hours in. Add everything back in just like the method above and let it all simmer on low for 4-24 hours. You may want to add another cup or two of purified water if you let it simmer overnight and too much liquid evaporates. Just keep it covered and let it simmer as long as you’d like. All slow cookers (aka CrockPots) are different, and you may want to leave it on high if it’s not gently simmering on low. I leave mine on low overnight after being on a high for about 3 hours, and it simmers all night.
  10. Use your stock right away to make homemade chicken soup.
  11. To store, let it come to room temperature and store in quart containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days, or the freezer up to 6 months.
  12. If freezing, freeze in portions that will be useful to use in recipes, like 2 cups or 4 cups (quart) containers.

And now, you have a delicious homemade chicken broth that I’m sure you will find truly delicious when you’re making all your favourite soup recipes. I hope you enjoy it!

 

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