Homemade Chicken Broth

Making your own chicken broth is a great way to add flavor to your favorite recipes. It’s easy to do and much healthier than store-bought broth. Here’s how to make your own homemade chicken broth.

  • In a large pot, combine 8 cups of water, 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks and 1 bay leaf.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add 2 pounds of chicken pieces (breasts or thighs) and season with salt and pepper.
  • Continue to simmer for another 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside for another use.
  • Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl or pot. Discard the vegetables.
  • Let the broth cool before transferring it to an airtight container and refrigerating for up to 5 days or freezing for up to 3 months.

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