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Homemade Chicken Broth

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From EatingWell:  January/February 1995, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Nothing soothes, nourishes and comforts like homemade chicken broth. Canned broth is a handy standby for quick soups, but homemade delivers maximum flavor while contributing minimal calories.

2 quarts | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Combine chicken, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt and water in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, until the chicken is falling apart, about 2 hours. Skim the foam from the surface as it builds up.
  2. Strain the broth through a large sieve or colander into a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon to press on the solids to extract as much of the broth as possible. Divide the broth among several shallow containers so it will cool quickly. Cover loosely and refrigerate overnight. Use a spoon to remove the fat that congeals on the surface.

Nutrition

0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 0 mg Sodium; 0 mg Potassium

Nutrition Note: After straining and skimming, broth has negligible calories and nutrients except sodium (240 mg per cup for the chicken, 120 mg per cup for the vegetable).

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