Easy Chicken Broth

You’ve probably heard the wonders of homemade chicken bone broth and may even have made it at home. I like to whip up a batch every few weeks and use it to make low-carb veggie soup with chicken and pesto. I found that it’s easier to start it on the stove and then transfer it to the oven to finish. I’m not sure why, but the broth stays clearer and looks more appetizing when I cook it in the oven. I’ve also started using distilled water when I make mine, so that could also have something to do with it.

Easy Chicken Broth

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts, with or without skin
  • 2 tablespoons Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil or other grape seed oil.
  • 10 baby carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, rinsed well and chopped into 2″ stalks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled but not chopped
  • Distilled water (1 gallon)


Preheat the oven to 250F

Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.  Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven in the stove over medium heat.  Brown the chicken on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Don’t bother cutting it up.  Add the garlic, carrots, and celery to the pan and cook for about one minute. Make sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Fill the pot almost all the way to the top. Leave on the stove and bring the mixture almost to a boil.

Cover the pot and put it in the oven. Cook for about 60 minutes, open the lid and stir, then cook for another 60 minutes. You can add more water to the pot if it’s getting low. After two hours, check the temperature of the chicken. Using a meat thermometer, make sure that the meat has reached 165F.

I often I let this sit overnight to cool down, then discard the celery, carrots, and garlic (they’ve given all their flavor away) and start with fresh vegetables to make soup. I always shred the chicken and add it the soup and/or use it for salads.  You can make this into a regular chicken vegetable soup if you add celery, carrots, and onions.  Add a little garlic to give it some extra healing powers.  And I often throw in 2 tablespoons of pesto just to liven things up.



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