Grandma's Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe: This Savory Chicken Broth Is Simple Old-Fashioned Goodness by 30Seconds Food

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Grandma's Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe: This Savory Chicken Broth Is Simple Old-Fashioned Goodness

A rich, hearty chicken broth can be the base for so many incredible lunch or dinner recipes. And it's really simple to make a savory homemade chicken stock, just like Grandma used to make, so there's no need to buy canned broth for your soup recipes.

Another reason to keep this chicken broth on hand is to help fight colds and the flu (30Seconds contributor Joy Stephenson-Laws explains the health benefits of chicken broth). When you need some simple old-fashioned goodness, here's an easy Grandma-approved recipe to try. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 to 90 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes to 1 hour, 45 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 4 large carrots, cut in half 
  • 3 stalks celery, plus some celery leaves
  • 2 onions, cut in half
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a Dutch oven or large soup pot. Add enough water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and vegetables from the pot and allow to cool. Remove meat and use as desired.
  3. Strain the broth through a fine strainer and use immediately, or pop it into the refrigerator for up to one week or freezer for up to three months.

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Elisa Schmitz
One of my favorite things. It's really healthy just to drink this, too. So good for you!

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