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How to cook chicken broth

Chicken liver

Chicken broth from store-bought chicken should be cooked for 1 hour.
Chicken broth from home chicken should be cooked for 2-3 hours.

Chicken broth from chicken ends of cuts should be cooked for 1 hour.
Chicken broth from chicken giblets should be cooked for 1 hour.

How to cook chicken broth

For 6-liters pot
Chicken - 1 piece
Carrot - 1 big fruit
Onion - 1 head
Greens (dill, parsley) - half a bunch
Bay leaf - 2 leaves
Black whole pepper - 10-15 peas
Salt - 1 tablespoon

How to cook chicken broth
1. If you cook chicken broth from frozen chicken, you should unfreeze it first.
ingredients for chicken broth
2. If your chicken is large (about 1.5 kg), cut it into portions weighing 300-400 grams.
Cutting chicken on the joints makes this process easier. In our case, a chicken weighs 750 grams, and there is no need to cut it.
3. Put a chicken in a pot.
4. Pour it with water; put the pot on high heat.
5. Put a lid on the pot; wait until water starts boiling (about 15 minutes).
6. As soon as water starts boiling, reduce the heat.
7. Watch over scum appearing on water surface, take it off using s skimmer or table spoon.
skimming the broth
8. Peel carrots, cut off rootstalk from onion (you may not peel it, if you want to get golden broth), add onion and carrot in a pot.
9. Add salt and pepper after skimming, in 10 minutes after boiling.
10. Add bay leaves and greens.
add greens in the broth
11. Cover the pot with broth boiling on low heat and cook for 1 hour.
rich broth is boiling under a lid
12. Take off chicken, carrot and onion (you may throw onion away).
13. Strain the broth through a sieve or colander.
14. Your chicken broth is done!
cooked chicken broth
Add greens in the cooked chicken broth, use it other dishes or serve as is with croutons and toasts. Meat can be served as a separate dish or used in soups and salads.


- Chicken to water ratio - 750 grams of chicken is enough for 5-liters pot. So you will get plain broth, neither too fatty, no dietetic.

- Is chicken broth healthy?
Chicken broth is very healthy for people with flu, ARVI and common cold. Plain chicken broth facilitates viruses removing from the body, slightly loads the body and easily digested by it.
- Shelf life of chicken broth at room temperature is 1.5 days. In a refrigerator chicken broth can be stored for 5 days.

- Seasonings used for chicken broth are rosemary, dill, parsley, black whole pepper, bay leaves, celery.

- You can check if chicken broth is done by punching the chicken meat with a knife - if it goes into meat easily, your broth is done.

- How to cook chicken broth?
Chicken broth is used for cooking soups (chicken, onion, minestrone, buckwheat, avocado and others), salads, sauces (chicken sauce).

- To make clear chicken broth, you should discard water after boiling and skim off scum during boiling. If you want to get light broth, it is worth to put peeled onion when boiling.

- It's better to salt chicken broth in the beginning of boiling - when broth will be rich. If you cook chicken for further using in salad, you should add salt 20 minutes before the end of cooking - chicken meat will be salty.

- How to choose chicken for broth. If you want rich broth - a whole chicken (or half a chicken), or separate fatty parts of it (legs, wings, thighs) will be good enough. Ends of cuts are perfect for medium-rich broth. Giblets and bones of chicken legs, thighs and breast are good for dietetic chicken broth.

- Chicken broth can be cooked of chicken bones, ends of cut with addition of by-products.

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