Best Friend Handbook: Easy Homemade Chicken Broth, Updated!

Best Friend Handbook: Easy Homemade Chicken Broth, Updated!

My friend Katherine Stuart writes a wonderful blog,”Best Friend Handbook,” everything from fashion and beauty tips to nutrition and recipes – including recipes for success in life – which she feels are ramped up by practicing gratitude every single day.

This week, Katherine updates her recipe for homemade chicken broth. Links to other healthy meals are included in the post. Read on…

As someone who loves to cook, I was late to the homemade chicken broth party. I used to think that it was a pain in the ass to make, and that there wasn’t a real difference in flavor between store bought and homemade. Turns out, I was wrong on both counts! I posted a chicken broth recipe a few years ago, but wanted to update it. In the old recipe, the breast meat kept getting overcooked which I hated. And I wanted to make a broth that had more of the health benefits of a bone broth.

So, here is my Updated Easy Homemade Chicken Broth recipe.

The whole process only takes about 1 1/2 hours and a good portion of this is passive cooking time so honestly, it couldn’t be simpler. It also makes your home smell divine. There are just certain smells that make you feel comfortable, safe and loved. Homemade chicken broth is definitely one of them.

Broth & Chicken – 2 for 1

Since you use a whole chicken with the meat intact in this Updated Easy Homemade Chicken Broth recipe, you are left with a pile of (now) perfectly cooked, shredded chicken afterwards that you can use in any number of recipes including:

Immune Boosting Vegetable Ragout
Winter Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate & Hazelnut
•  Tacos
Chicken, White Bean & Kale Soup (substitute chicken for sausage)
Flu Season Soup
• Grain bowl

Health Benefits of Chicken Feet

It often bums me out that we live in a time where we are so far removed from our food. Most of us only buy chicken breasts that are packaged in plastic. I am as a guilty of this as the next person. But using a whole chicken, including the feet, is:

• Better for the planet
• More economical
• Healthier…

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