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Lower Sodium Chicken Broth


I would also call it Liquid Gold since you can use chicken broth in dozens of dishes, delicious and easy to make. I used some of the broth in another post, Roasted Chicken Gnocchi Soup.


Broths have been known to have healing properties for centuries, that is why when you have a cold you eat chicken noddle soup or sip on some broth. What gives it 'healing' properties is the vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, sulphur and many other trace elements.
But what gives it the most healing properties has to be the gelatin from the animal bones.

In fact, one of the first restaurants in America was Julien's Restorator where they sold soups and broths.
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Making it at home is cheaper since you can make so much more than store bought stock, can control the salt that you put in it, healthier and easy to make. This is lower in sodium since you make so much broth out of this recipe.
Batch one


Tools

Mason Jars or Tall containers with lids
Mesh Strainer
Cheese Cloth
Funnel

Yields: 4 32 ounces Mason Jars


Here's what you need

1 Whole Chicken with giblets removed
10 to 12 cups water, depends on the size of your stock pot
6 Celery Sticks, I used Organic
5 Whole Carrots, I used Organic
1 whole Purple Onion, peeled
1 Tablespoon Whole Peppercorns
1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley, can use fresh
3 Tablespoons Sea Salt, or to taste
Large Stock Pot

1.) In a large stock pot, add whole chicken and cover chicken with water, add celery sticks, carrots, onion, peppercorns, parsley and salt.
2.) Bring to a rolling boil for 1 1/2 hours then lower to temperature to medium low and let it simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Let it cool completely.
3.) Top jars with funnel, fine mesh strainer and/or cheese cloth. Ladle broth into jars and place in refrigerator until use. Stays fresh up to 2 weeks.

Tip: For the broth to last longer spoon in broth into ice cube and freeze. Just microwave or heat broth up in a sauce pan as needed.


Comments

  1. I agreee! Homemade is best! This was one of the first things we learned to make in cooking school!

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  2. A big bowl of chicken soup with homemade broth is just what I need right now! Perfect for the Fall season and it sure can be used in lots of recipes!

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  3. I adore homemade chicken broth--it's so much better than store-bought! Thanks for this lower sodium option. :)

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  4. Homemade broth is such a smart thing to do. Mine's always vegetable broth but you've done a great job giving instructions for liquid gold.

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  6. Great way to make your own and control the amount of salt and other ingredients. Make it so clear and easy

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  7. I love chicken broth, it always feels like this free bonus out of a whole chicken, so many meals! And it's perfect when feeling poorly or sad.

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  8. Roasted veggie stock is also pretty awesome too! You just roast everything that you would normally put on the pot in a hot oven (425) for about 45 minutes, then transfer to your stock pot. Use some water to scrape up any brown bits and add that to the stockpot as well. Fill the pot with water and proceed as usual. :-)

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  9. That's a great idea. I didn't realize you could broth for up to two weeks, I'll have to start making my own, especially come winter time.

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  10. Lol this is great. I never knew broth had this much health benefits and could be stored that way! Keep the tips coming! :)

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  11. Broth is indeed the best remedy for cold! We always make it at home but I'm going to try your recipe for some variation..

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  12. The chicken broth looks lovely.I like the idee of less soduim.

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  13. That looks so yummy! Now that fall is coming I will be spending a lot more money on chicken broth for soups and stews. I will have to try my hand at making my own!

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  14. Homemade is the only way to go in my opinion. Good for the soul, body & pocket! I always cook in huge batches and freeze meal-sized portions for quick % easy meals :)

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  15. I love homemade chicken broth! It's been years since I made it. I really need to start making it again! Great post!

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  16. I love soups but I have never tackled making homemade broth. I'm sure it is much healthier than store bought. i will have to give it ia try.! Great post!

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  17. it looks really good :) thank you for the recipe! it's interesting how many health benefits it has.

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  18. Never knew making broth at home isn't as hard as I had imagined before! Love how much healthier it is and how you really know what you'll be putting in your body. Thanks for sharing the recipe xx

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  19. This chicken broth looks so delicious. I cant wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Ah this looks so tasty, and it's such an easy recipe to follow! I love the idea of pouring the broth into ice cubes and saving some of it for later.

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  21. Homemade chicken broth is my option. To estimate the taste and the salt. I will definitely make broth this coming fall.

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  22. I love chicken broth! Back home I eat a lot of chicken soup based broth and it's really delicious. I hate how the typical chicken broth on the package taste like but chicken-broth from scratch is tasted much better!

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  23. Hi Luci,

    What a fantastic post! This is so chock full of useful information. I can't wait to dig in and start utilizing the guidance you have given. Your expertise is refreshing.

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  24. Since I am a Vegan and I don't know how to cook chicken, I am going to share this one with my sister. She will definitely love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. I have seen my mom make broths and agree that homemade broths are best, because you can control the amount of Salt used. I love your recipe :)

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  26. This is great to have on hand in the cold winter months!

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  27. this is such a perfect time of year to keep chicken broth on hand. I make soups with it all year long but especially this time of year

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  28. Sounds yummy! I like that it also comes with several vegetables! I'm actually not feeling too well at the moment. So just reading the recipe made me feel a teensy bit better.

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  29. Oh yummy, this looks so delicious!!

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  30. That looks so yummy! I'd never say no to a good chicken broth and this sure looks awesome!

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  31. Homemade broths and stocks are the BEST!

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  32. I Love making this with the leftover carcass from a whole chicken after quartering!

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  33. We always make our own broth. It saves you a fortune and a great way to reduce waste too.

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