If you just read my post on my latest and greatest roasted chicken, this is like Part 2 to that post. I had never made my own homemade broth before. I had always wanted to, but never really planned for it. My husband is normally the one who always does the dishes and cleaning on nights when I’ve roasted a chicken, and everything has always gotten discarded in the trash can, but this time, I thought ahead and told Josh that I had big plans for the chicken carcass and all of it’s goodies and I wanted to save it all to make some homemade broth.
As it turns out, the week that I was roasting my chicken and hoping to make my own broth, Finding Joy in my Kitchen has been doing a “31 days of cooking from scratch” post. And, the day I was going to make my own broth, her post for making your own broth came out. Her post about broth is full of a ton of information. I had no idea you could make your own broth by putting all of the ingredients you would need into your slow-cooker and you could simmer the broth all night while your asleep, and when you wake up, Voila, it’s all done! I may just have to try that method next time.
When your done simmering your broth, use a spider spoon or tongs and remove all the vegetables and big pieces of bones.
I poured my broth into glass jars and then put them into the freezer for when I need them. And out of my little young chicken that I used, I got 6 1/2 cups of broth.
If you plan to use your broth right away, it will keep in your fridge for 1-2 days – otherwise, in the freezer for up to 3 months. :)