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Homemade Chicken Broth
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Chicken Broth

Homemade chicken broth
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken broth, chicken broth recipe, chicken stock recipe
Servings: 6 quarts
Calories: 10kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 whole chicken free range and organic
  • 1 whole onion yellow or white
  • 3 whole celery stalks
  • 2 whole carrots with ends trimmed unpeeled
  • 8 sprigs parsley
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 10 quarts water


  • Put all ingredients into a large stock pot.
  • Simmer for approximately 2 hours over low heat.
  • Remove chicken, let cool and save chicken meat for another use.
  • Let pot of broth cool in refrigerator. You want broth cool enough to handle. After about 1 hour, remove from fridge, and strain all items through a sieve.
  • Pour into freezer safe containers and freeze. 


When freezing make certain you leave enough head space in the jar for expansion. 


Calories: 10kcal | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 2mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.1mg