Easy Chicken Broth

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.

Yield: Makes about 2 qts.
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 4 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 41
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Protein: 5.6g
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.3g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Cholesterol: 1.5mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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. 2. Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl and let broth cool; discard what is in the strainer.
  3. 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.
Note:

Nutritional analysis is per cup.

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