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Easy Chicken Broth

Total time 4 hrs
Yield Makes about 2 qts.
Chicken broth is one of the fundamentals of good cooking, useful as a base for everything from soups to sauces. This recipe is simple to make and creates enough broth for multiple meals. Add salt to taste once you've made your soup.


  • About 2 lbs. chicken bones (from 1 large chicken) or chicken wings
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, roughly chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 41
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • protein 5.6 g
  • fat 1.5 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 1.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 32 mg
  • cholesterol 1.5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put all ingredients in a large pot and add 4 qts. water. Bring to a boil and spoon off any foam that forms on top. Reduce heat and simmer until broth is reduced by half, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  2. Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl and let broth cool; discard what is in the strainer.

  3. Use broth, or ladle it into quart-size freezer bags or containers (great for soup) and/or ice cube trays (handy for sauces), and freeze for up to 6 months; transfer the cubes to bags once they're solid.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per cup.