Homemade Chicken Broth
Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
1 H
Output
2 litres (8 cups)

Homemade Chicken Broth

Ingredients

  • 1 whole 4.4 lb (2 kg) skinless chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) black peppercorns
  • 12 cups (3 litres) cold water

Preparation

  1. Place all the ingredients in a large pot and cover with the cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes, skimming occasionally.
  2. Remove the chicken from the broth and debone. Set the meat aside and discard the bones, vegetables and herbs. Strain the broth through a sieve. Allow to cool, then place the broth in the refrigerator to allow the fat to rise to the surface. Degrease the chilled broth before using or freezing.