- Is it cold outside?
- Is your household a bit “under the weather”?
- Do you hear sniffles around the home?
Then, a good, homemade chicken or turkey broth are in order.
A broth is easy to make with basic ingredients and a bit of time on your hands. What you will end up with is something hearty, healthy, and comforting for everyone in your family, soothing their throats and helping them fight off the cold or flu.
Add more vegetables, noodles, barley or rice and you have a meal for people without sore throats too.
If you have saved your bones from roasting a bird, or from breaking down a chicken or other poultry, save those bones in a resealable plastic freezer bag and store in the freezer for such a time as this.
Type: Soup Recipe
Serve With: noodles, barley or rice
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 2-3 hrs
Yield: Serves 4
The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy the video below:
- poultry bones or scraps, or a few pieces of chicken on the bone – fresh or frozen
- 1 large onion – quartered
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 8-12 peppercorns
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 whole clove
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes
- 1/8 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 1/2 cups celery – sliced
- 1 1/2 cups carrot – sliced
- cold water – to cover bones
- Into a large soup pot on the stove, add bones, scraps or meat and cover with cold water. * Tip: It’s important to start your broths off with cold water to gently coax the flavors out of the bones, connective tissue, cartilage and skin. Using the bones straight from the freezer help accomplish that goal well because they are cold. The water has to warm up slowly and that’s exactly what you’re looking for.
- Add vegetables and herbs.
- Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for, preferably, an hour or two. The longer you can simmer it, the more flavor you will extract out. * Tip: To concentrate flavor, reduce the broth in volume.
- Taste test it to make sure the broth is flavorful. If necessary or desired, add more vegetables, herbs, seasonings.
- Strain broth or remove bones from broth and serve warm. Add cooked vegetables, noodles, rice or barley to the soup, if desired, or if your sore throat can manage the larger pieces.
- Store in the refrigerator, the freezer, and even in ice cube trays to be able to use small amounts at a time.
I hope you enjoy this Chicken Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…
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