Broth ingredients

Basic chicken broth

To make a vegetarian broth, omit the chicken wings or bones and double the vegetables then continue the recipe as directed

By , 05 December 2018

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Basic chicken broth
  • 3 Hours 30 Mins

  • Serves: Makes about 1.5L

  • Price: £3.27 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 1500ml serving contains
  • Energy

    439KJ

    105KCAL

    5%
  • Fat

    10.5g

    low

    15%
  • Saturates

    1.5g

    low

    8%
  • Sugars

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Salt

    0.00g

    low

    0%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100ml: 29kJ/7kcal.
Ingredients
  • 10 chicken wings (about a 1.1kg pack), or the leftover bones from a roast chicken
  • 2 medium carrots, halved
  • 2 sticks celery, halved
  • 1 large onion, halved
  • 1 head garlic, bashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp mixed or black peppercorns
Method
  • Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cover with about 1.5L water, or enough water to cover the ingredients by about 3cm.

  • Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Reduce and allow to simmer, covered, for 3hrs.

  • Alternatively, put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and cover with 1.25L water. Cook on a low setting for 8-12hrs.

  • Take off of the heat and allow the broth to cool slightly before skimming any fat off the top. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve. Use immediately or transfer into containers for freezing. Fresh stock will keep for 3 days in the fridge.