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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.

Natalie Danford
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1995

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total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Make Ahead Tip: The broth will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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

Nutrition Facts

0 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0g; dietary fiber 0g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 0g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0g; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 472.6g; ash 0.5g; vitamin a iu 0IU; vitamin a re 0RE; vitamin a carotenoid 0RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 0mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; vitamin c 0mg; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 0mcg; vitamin k 0mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; boron 19.7mg; calcium 14.2mg; copper 0mg; fluoride 383.7mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 4.7mg; manganese 0mg; phosphorus 0mg; potassium 4.7mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 14.2mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0g; 160 palmitic 0g; 180 stearic 0g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0g; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; energy 0kcal; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0g; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg.
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