Easy Homemade Chicken Broth
Use every bit of your
and make this easy Homemade Chicken Broth. Use it as a base for soups, or as a replacement for store-bought chicken broth in any recipe.
chicken backs and
without the liver
stalks celery with leaves
cut into large pieces
unpeeled, cut into large pieces
unpeeled and cut in quarters
whole black peppercorns
enough to cover the ingredients in the stock pot
Add all ingredients, except water, to a large
. Cover with water.
Cover stockpot, and bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain broth through
. Set chicken pieces aside. Discard vegetables, peppercorns, and bay leaves. When cool, remove meat from chicken bones and reserve for other use.
Cover and refrigerate broth overnight in the refrigerator, then remove fat and discard.
Store broth, covered, in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Pour broth into
ice cube trays
to freeze. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.