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Homemade Chicken Broth

A super simple way to make use of the entire chicken -- make chicken broth! So easy, you will wonder why you ever thought to buy broth at the store.

Course Soup


  • 2 chicken carcasses
  • 3 to 4 carrots, cut in large chunks
  • 3 to 4 celery stalks, cut in large chunks
  • 1 to 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • enough water to cover all ingredients in the pot


  1. Place all ingredients in large pot.

  2. Bring to boil on stove, then turn down to let simmer for 3-4 hours.

  3. Take out chicken carcass and veggie chunks. Set aside, discard (if no other use for the veggies).

  4. Strain broth through cheesecloth or a clean flour sack towel.

  5. Let broth cool.

  6. Use, freeze, or can.

Recipe Notes

** As stated in the blog post, all of these ingredients are an approximation. The beauty of soup is that you can use what you have and leave out what you don't. Don't be afraid to experiment with spices and different veggies, too!