How to make homemade chicken broth
Most recipes for making chicken broth say that it should be prepared with bird bones. Some add the breast and/or the neck of the animal.
I make the chicken broth with bones, neck and especially with the legs. I love the chicken legs , they have a lot of flavor and texture to the broth.
Also, the chicken legs are healthy, they have a lot of calcium and collagen. I recommend using them, but it is not an obligatory ingredient for this recipe.
Recipe for homemade chicken broth
There are several indications on how to prepare broth with chicken. Some people put more (or less) vegetables, others use whole breasts, or only shells. There are also those who only do it with legs. In the end the result is usually similar.
My recommendation is that you use this recipe at the beginning. Then you can start experimenting and inventing your own chicken stock.
Chicken stock recipe
Put all the pieces of the chicken in a deep pot, add the 4 liters of water at room temperature and put it on high heat. Just start to boil, lower the temperature to a minimum and let cook uncovered for 2 hours.
When cooking go for about 1 hour, add the onion, carrot and celery.
This chicken broth can be frozen for several weeks without any problem.
Why make chicken broth?
Por la same reason why you would make any other soup: to prepare soups (boiled, creams, consommés), to flavor (rice) and to make sauces.
Use chicken broth instead of cubes. The difference in flavor is abysmal. Besides being a thousand times healthier .
Data: this type of soup is known as "white background" or "bird fund" and they are one of the basic preparations and one of the first classes taught in cooking schools.
Other broth recipes you should know how to make:
- How to make meat broth
- How to make shrimp broth
- How to make vegetable broth
- How to make fish broth
You can also see our chicken recipes, many of them take advantage of this chicken broth as an ingredient.