Healthy Rotisserie Chicken Broth

 Healthy Rotisserie Chicken Broth Recipe

I have never made chicken broth!  At Thanksgiving I have watched my Mom make turkey soup.  She basically took the turkey carcass, added water and a bunch of vegetables and a few spices.

How hard could it be?

Healthy Rotisserie Chicken Crockpot

Healthy Rotisserie Chicken Crockpot

To my surprise, this was an easy process.

Start with your healthy rotisserie chicken.  (Just click the link if you would like to look at the recipe.)

After I cleaned most of the chicken off the bones of the chicken, I placed all the pieces on a large section of cheesecloth.  I knew it would save me a bundle of time if I didn’t have to pick out all the bones and such later!

I wrapped up all the pieces in the cheesecloth and secured it with a pieces of string and set it in the crockpot.

Next I added a bunch of vegetables:

  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic

I filled the crockpot about 3/4 full of water and then mixed in the spices:

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Bay leaves
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Thyme

[NOTE: You will want to add pepper but we can’t since I have one who is sensitive to pepper.]

I let this cook on low for about 8 hours.  (It could be shorter time wise.  I think the vegetables were done about 6 hours.)

First remove the cheesecloth with all the bones and such and discard.  Next I used the VitaMix to start pureeing all the vegetables.   I had to do this in batches and just placed all the pureed broth in a plastic container which ended up in the refrigerator to cool.

Later I put the rotisserie chicken broth in containers and then put them in the freezer.

You can freeze the broth in a couple of different containers.  You can put it in ice cube trays or small plastic containers or small plastic bags.

I like small plastic containers which stack easily in the frig or freezer.  I also like to freeze either one cup or two cups of puree.  Since most recipes I use call for two cups of puree, I like to freeze two cups of broth in a container.  (Makes it easier when you need healthy chicken broth in a recipe!)

I want to know what you do! What spices and vegetables do you use for chicken broth?

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