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Homemade Chicken Broth

This Homemade Chicken Broth is super simple to make and will add tons of flavors to your meals. When making soups the type of broth you use is crucial, that is why I always make homemade chicken broth.

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Why use homemade chicken broth?

Nothing is better than Homemade Chicken Broth. All you need is to keep the chicken carcass when you roast a chicken, in order to make this delicious chicken broth. This chicken broth will elevate the flavors of your meals. There is a big difference between store bought and homemade chicken broth.

The best thing to do is to make this Homemade Chicken Broth when you have spare time and you can store it for when you need it. This way you will always have delicious chicken broth on hand for when you need it.

I am not a fan of store bought chicken broth, because it does not taste as good as homemade chicken broth. Each brand has different flavors and those flavors make your soups taste different. I’ve tried many of them and I can tell you that homemade broth is far superior.

What’s the secret to amazing Chicken Broth?

You can make chicken broth from a whole chicken, but the best chicken broth is done with chicken bones. The other secret ingredient is organic Better than Bouillon roasted chicken base flavor. The bouillon combined with the chicken flavor from the bones and the veggies is divine. And of course all the veggies and herbs are organic.

Difference between chicken broth and chicken stock?

Some may argue that making  chicken broth with bones is called chicken broth and others will call it chicken stock. I find that the term is used interchangeably. But I have read that when the broth is made with bones it’s called broth and when it’s made with chicken meat its chicken stock.

Where do I get the chicken carcass?

Next time you roast a chicken make sure to save the chicken carcass. You can place the bones in a freezer bag and store it in the freezer. Otherwise you can place it in the fridge and make this Easy to Make Homemade Chicken Broth the following day.

How to store homemade chicken broth?

You can store it in the fridge for a few days, but the best way to store it is in the freezer. I store mine in the freezer in freezer bags in batches of 4 cups. To store in the fridge I place the broth in airtight containers, but remember it will not last that long. It’s best to store it in the freezer.

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Homemade Chicken Broth

This Homemade Chicken Broth is super simple to make and will add tons of flavors to your meals.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken Bones (whole chicken)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Garlic head
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 thyme fresh twigs
  • 1 tablespoon oregano fresh
  • 1/8 white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bouillon better than bouillon
  • 12 cups water

Instructions

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for 2 hours. 

  2. Then use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the broth.

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in an Instant Pot. Select the high pressure setting and the timer for 60 minutes. 

  2. When it’s done, use the manual release setting. Once all the pressure has been released remove the lid. 

  3. Then use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the broth.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chicken Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 3450IU69%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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