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Chicken Broth Recipe

Whether you're making a chicken soup or just a broth to use in other dishes, this recipe makes a tasty base for most anything.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a stockpot, combine all the ingredients. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat. Cover and simmer 45-60 minutes or until the meat is tender, skimming the surface as foam rises.
  • 2. Remove chicken and set aside until cool enough to handle. Remove and discard skin and bones. Chop chicken; set aside for soup or save for another use.
  • 3. Strain broth through a cheesecloth-lined colander, discarding vegetables and bay leaf. If using immediately, skim fat. Or, refrigerate 8 hours or overnight; remove fat from surface. Broth can be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen 4 to 6 months. Yield: about 2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 105 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.