Homemade Reduced-Sodium Broth

Get more bang for your cluck from a rotisserie chicken (about $3 more!) by using the carcass to make flavorful broth.


Makes about 1 qt.
Total time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes


1 cooked chicken carcass
8 cups water


Bring chicken carcass and water to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 1 hour or until liquid is reduced by half and broth is a rich brown color. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl; discard solids. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 2 months.