Sunday, October 12, 2014

Homemade Organic Chicken Broth

I started making homemade chicken broth a long time ago.  I've had a lot of luck with Tyler Florence's recipe.  I've used it in my Chicken Pot Pie and different soup recipes with lots of success.  The only adaptions I made to his recipe were that I don't use the turnips (because I have never tasted them...use them if you like them),  I used spring onions instead of white onions (about half of one bunch per recipe) and I bought all organic vegetables. 

When I make this I put three really large stock pots on the stove top and make three batches all at once.  If you're going to go through all the work of making the broth why not do it once.  The broth freezes very well and mine lasts up to a year in the freezer.  Here is a big HINT....spend the 10.00 that you saved by making it yourself on buying restaurant style plastic soup take out containers.  Here's why...stock freezes well in them, their stackable in the freezer, they won't spill or leak out and they defrost well.  I used to freeze the broth in plastic freezer bags but the bags would get a hole in them or explode.  After two episodes of leaks and a huge mess to clean up I can't tell you how much easier it was to just use the containers.  I put 3 cups of broth in each container which is the perfect amount for my chicken pot pie recipe and most soup recipes. 

Here is Tyler Florence's original recipe:


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