Chicken broth is nothing but a flavored liquid that has chicken cooked in it. The liquid is thin and is cooked for anytime under 2 hrs by keeping the stove in low flame.
The liquid is very healthy because it has chicken, vegetables in it and is cooked by adding aromatic herbs. The liquid can be refrigerated for upto 5 days.
It is normally prepared with chicken bones but boneless pieces like chicken breasts also can be used.
The chicken used in the broth preparation can be saved for any other purpose. The main idea behind the herbs used is to bring aroma to the liquid.
Chicken broth can be used in soups, salad or in any rice variety that calls for it.
- Chicken breast- 1 big ( chicken with bones can be used)
- Onion- 1
- Carrot- 1
- Celery- 1 stalk
- Garlic- 1 clove
- Pepper – 1/2 tsp powdered
- Bay leaf- 1
- Little of rosemary, thyme, parsley herbs
- Salt- as needed
If any of the above is not available, just remember that the purpose of the herbs is to bring the aroma to the liquid. So it can be substituted with little mint leaves and coriander leaves.
Take all of the above in a pot and fill with water so that chicken and the vegetables gets covered. Two to three cups of water can be used.
Cover the pot and bring it to boil . Then keep it in low flame and cook it from anywhere inbetween 1 to 1 and a half hours. Chicken should be cooked completely.
Allow it to cool.
Now strain the chicken, vegetables and the herbs from water and the liquid can be used immediately or can be stored in refrigerator for 5 days.
- The herbs used can be replaced with what you have at home. Mint leaves and coriander leaves too can be used. The main idea is to bring flavor to the liquid.