Homemade Chicken Broth

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So with all of the yummy goodness your chicken left behind, you will be able to make some really wonderful homemade chicken broth and it’s really simple.

Simply debone your chicken.

Throw all the bones back into your crockpot with the liquid that is left over.

IMG_0822Add some salt and pepper, and throw those innards in. Throw in any ends of onions, carrots or celery. (I keep an ongoing bag of these frozen.) Add 5-6 cups of water. Place the lid back on your crockpot, turn it on the low setting and let it go all night long. In the morning, strain the broth. I like to use a slice of cheese cloth. It makes the job easier.

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IMG_0825Place your container in the refrigerator. The fat will refrigerate on top making it easy to skim off. Some like to save this… I really don’t, but do what makes you happy.

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IMG_0829Freeze the broth in ice cube trays.IMG_0830Once frozen, pop them out of the trays and into a gallon baggie and defrost them as needed.IMG_0831I like to freeze it in different sizes. The big ones are great to add to soups and water for pasta.

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