clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares icon

How To Make Chicken Broth For Free

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups broth
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Hot, healthy chicken broth, packed with all the nutrients that are good for your body. Whether you drink it in a cup or use it for a heart warming bowl of soup…you can make it for free using kitchen scraps. Let me show you how to make chicken broth for free!


Vegetable scraps

Chicken parts

Salt (I use around 1 tsp as a starting point)


  1. Save Vegetable Scraps: Start by saving all of the vegetable scraps in a freezer bag. Just throw them in there every time you are chopping and prepping meals.
  2. Save Chicken Parts: Save the chicken parts and bones that you don’t use, in a separate freezer bag.
  3. Add To A Dutch Oven: Add as much as you want to a heavy bottomed pot. I like a dutch oven.
  4. Add Water: Cover all of it with water, add salt, and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer: Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, refilling water as needed.*
  6. Strain: Strain the broth into a large mixing bowl using a regular colander.
  7. Strain Again: Pour the broth through a fine mesh strainer into a large mason jar or the container of your choice.


* You can go longer than one hour, just be careful the vegetables don’t become bitter.  Alternatively, you can simmer the chicken on it’s own and add the vegetables for the last hour.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: North American

Keywords: chicken broth, can you use chicken broth in beef stew, what to do with chicken broth, gluten free chicken broth, how to make veggie broth, homemade chicken broth recipe

%d bloggers like this: