Take Mom’s homemade chicken soup to the next level.
Thank you to the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen. Photo: Mike Garten
It may be easy to buy in the store, but there’s nothing that makes a dish more special than a homemade chicken broth recipe. Whether you’re simmering a fall soup, making a hearty stew, or impressing your dinner guests with a delicious risotto, homemade chicken broth can bring your dishes from average to extraordinary because of its rich flavor. But finding a recipe that doesn’t look complicated can be daunting. Lucky for you, we’re here to help.
So, what are the benefits of making your own chicken broth at home? When you prepare your own chicken broth from start to finish, you can control the ingredients you add and make sure you’re getting exactly what you want. While it can be tough to monitor sodium and other additives when you’re buying your broth in the store, cooking your own broth means you can precisely measure the salt used (and get nutrients from a wider variety of vegetables, if that’s your desire!). We also love the fact that homemade chicken broth can keep in the freezer for up to three months.
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