Low Fodmap Homemade Chicken Broth
EVERY brand of Chicken broth in the store–natural, organic, value, whatever–has onion or garlic powder in it! GR! This is a problem since I make sauces with my chicken dishes at least once a week. So I decided to make my own broth, freeze it in ice cube trays, and have it ready for me.
- 1 Whole Chicken (or any bone-in Chicken. I’ve also used 6 bone-in thighs)
- 3 whole carrots (or an equivalent amount of baby carrots)
- Any other miscellaneous Low Fodmap vegetable for an “aromatic” effect
- (I’ve used 3 large swiss chard stalks, a handful of chive greens from my garden, 1 whole potato cut into chunks, the green-part only from a bunch of scallions/green onions from the grocery store, even broccoli stems–although this can turn the broth a funkier color. Feel free to use any veggie on the “OK” section of this list.)
- 3-4 t. Dired Herbs (Basil, Oregano, and Thyme are good options)
- 2 Bay Leaves (optional)
- 2 t. salt
- 1 t. black pepper
- Place the Chicken in a crock-pot (or a large stock pot or dutch oven). Cover chicken with water.
- Cut carrots (& any other veggies) so that they fit in the pot.
- Add dried herbs, bay leaves, salt & pepper. I used about 1-2 t. each of basil, oregano, and parsley and a dash of rosemary and thyme. Tip: Some ppl put the spices in a tea ball or a cheese cloth satchel for easier straining/removal later.
- Turn crock-pot on low. (For a stock pot, bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer) (Feel free to leave your crock pot overnight when set to Low.)
- When chicken is cooked (about 5-7 hours on low, 2-3 hours on high), remove chicken. Let chicken cool. Leave the crock-pot on (with lid on) while chicken is cooling.
- When cool enough to handle, remove chicken meat from the bones and set meat aside in the fridge. (Chop for use in chicken noodle soup)
- Put the bones back in the pot and let stock cook for about 6 more hours on low. (Less if you’re getting impatient)
- Strain through a siv or strainer. Refrigerate or freeze in tupperware or freeze in ice cube trays and transfer to a plastic bag later.