Chicken Broth


Great soup makes great broth. Makes a lot, but sooo much better than the canned store bought or bouillon cube made broth.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
24 servings


  • 14 quarts water

  • 2 (5 pound) whole chickens, skinned and trimmed of fat

  • 4 pounds carrots, cut into chunks

  • 3 pounds celery, cut into chunks

  • 3 large sweet onions, cut into chunks

  • 6 leeks, trimmed and chopped

  • 14 tablespoons sea salt

  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons crushed dried rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped (Optional)


  1. Combine water, chicken, carrots, celery, onions, leeks, sea salt, garlic, garlic powder, rosemary, dried parsley, and dried thyme in a large stock pot; partially cover pot with a lid. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is fully cooked and falling off the bone, about 2 hours.

  2. Remove chicken from pot. Stir in fresh parsley until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove broth from heat and allow to cool slightly. Strain broth into freezable 2 to 4 cup containers. Use immediately or freeze.

Cook's Note:

When using frozen broth either thaw via microwave or refrigerator, or put directly in pot and thaw on stove. Use in any recipe calling for broth.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of all the chicken, vegetables, and salt. The actual amount of chicken, vegetables, and salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 3273mg 142%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 39mg 218%
Potassium 702mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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