Sunday, December 6, 2009

Impromptu Chicken Broth

I had a chicken in the refrigerator that I had to either use or freeze, so I decided to make a chicken broth out of it and then shred and freeze the meat.

I had to go with whatever was in the house to make the broth, since I had absolutely no desire to run to the store, so here's what I ended up with.


  • 1 small chicken
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, sliced in two
  • 4 carrots roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic bulb, the top cut off, but don't bother to peel.
  • 3 or 4 black peppercorns
  • 3 or 4 sprigs of oregano


  • Place a cleaned chicken in a pot with the other ingredients and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower temperature to a simmer for several hours.
  • Strain broth and shred the chicken.

1 comment:

  1. the broth looks good - the turkey broth that you gave me the recipe for turned out good too - I just found that it needed a little more salt.