Homemade Chicken Broth in jars that are standing on a cutting board

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Course How To
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 282kcal


  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 3 medium Carrots
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 Garlic Head
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Salt


  • Place chicken, carrots, bay leaves, onion and garlic head into a large pot. You don't need to peel onion, garlic or the carrots. You can use frozen chicken.
    In a pot 3 carrots, an onion, garlic, bay leaves and frozen chicken drumsticks
  • Fill the pot with water, bring the broth to a boil. Reduce heat to very low and leave it simmering for 3-4 hours.
    Water added to the ingredients in the large pot
  • Run through a drainer lined with a paper towel.
    Homemade Chicken Broth in a large pot
  • Don't discard chicken, break it into pieces and set aside, you can use it to make soup.
    Chicken in a bowl being pulled apart
  • Store broth in a refrigerator for up to a week. You can also store broth in a freezer, using a plastic container, for several months. Don't freeze broth in glass jars, I have tried it and they break, as the broth freezes.
    Homemade Chicken Broth in jars that are standing on a cutting board with carrots, an onion and garlic next to the jars


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 4852mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10260IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.2mg