With the holidays usually comes a lot of cooking for many so I thought I'd share a basic recipe for chicken broth. It is SO easy, inexpensive and makes any soup better!
Yes, it's easier to just buy the can or carton of broth but homemade is so much better. Plus, you have a bunch of chicken to use in soups, chicken salad, really anything that calls for chicken.
All you need is a whole chicken and some basic pantry items.
Just put the whole chicken in a stock pot, cover with water, add some cut celery, cut onion, carrots, a little thyme, sage, oregano, ground pepper, salt and a bay leaf and bring to a soft boil.
Let it boil for an hour or two.
Then take the chicken out and let it sit for a few minutes to cool a bit. Now pull off all the meat and return the bones to the pot to boil for another hour. If you need to, add more water to make more broth.
Then remove the bones and pour the stock through a strainer. Now you have about 6 cups of homemade broth and a lot of chicken meat.
Use what you need or freeze it. I like to pour it into ice cube trays to freeze and then put the cubes in a freezer bag.
Check out this recipe for Chicken-Broccoli Cheese soup.