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Chicken broth can help boost the immune system and reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms.

To make chicken soup broth, you will need:


  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs)
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped (optional)
  • 2-3 celery stalks, chopped (optional)
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped (optional)


  1. Start by rinsing the chicken under cold water and removing any giblets or excess fat.
  2. Place the chicken in a large stockpot and cover with 8 cups of water.
  3. Add the garlic, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the chopped onion, celery, and carrots to the pot. (optional)
  5. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pot and allow it to cool. Once it is cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and set it aside.
  7. Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer to remove any solids.
  8. You can use the chicken broth immediately in your soup, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  9. Enjoy your homemade chicken soup broth in your favorite soup recipes!

Chicken broth contains anti-inflammatory compounds which can help reduce inflammation in the body.

Enjoy numerous ways to savor delicious homemade chicken broth!