Rich and Golden Homemade Chicken Broth
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This lovely chicken broth is homemade from fresh and nutritious ingredients, and is very simple to make. You can freeze it for up to 9 months.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: about 9 quarts
  • 2 whole roasting chickens
  • 3-4 onions, unpeeled and quartered
  • 6 carrots, unpeeled, or handful of baby carrots
  • 4 stalks of celery with leaves, cut into thirds
  • 25 sprigs of parsley
  • 15 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 20 sprigs fresh dill
  • 4-5 bay leaves
  • 3-4 garlic cloves cut in half and unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  1. Place the chickens in a large stockpot.
  2. Cover with vegetables, herbs, and seasonings.
  3. Add 9 quarts of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer uncovered for about 4 hours. Add more water as needed to cover vegetables.
  5. Skim foam off the top as it simmers and discard.
  6. Place a colander inside a large bowl and line the colander with cheesecloth.
  7. Ladle contents into the colander and pour into storage container. I use quart size containers.
  8. Discard all the solids.
  9. Allow containers to cool in an ice water bath to approximately 70°.
  10. Refrigerate for a week or freeze for 6-9 months.
Recipe by The Tasteful Baker at