Homemade Chicken Broth

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Homemade chicken broth is so rich, flavorful and very simple to make. It’s one of those things that is absolutely worth making from scratch because it makes a big difference in flavor. Not only is it wonderful to make your own chicken broth when you make Chicken Soup, but there’s an endless possibility of ways that you can use the chicken broth in so many recipes where it will really bump up the flavor.


  • 1 chicken, skinned and breast meat and tenderloins removed
  • 12 large onions, quartered, with the skin
  • 12 carrots, chopped coarsely
  • 24 celery stalks, chopped coarsely
  • 1 garlic head, cut in half
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • handful of fresh herbs, like parsley, thyme, dill, etc.
  • 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
  • salt to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients into a large stockpot, at least 8 quarts and up to 16 quarts.
  2. Fill it to the top with good filtered water.
  3. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 1 -1 1/2 hours. Every once in a while, skim off the foam from the top of the chicken broth using a slotted spoon. Discard the foam.
  5. Line a fine mesh sieve with cheesecloth, paper towels, or a coffee filter and strain the broth.
  6. Store the broth in the refrigerator for about 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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