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Homemade Chicken Broth (Lëng Pule Shtëpie)

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time1 hr 40 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins

Easy homemade chicken broth made with only four ingredients: chicken, onion, peppercorns and salt. Homemade chicken broth is a staple in so many delicious dishes. Usually when I am cooking chicken pilaf or chicken lemon soup I use this broth recipe.

Homemade Chicken Broth Featured

 3 lbs chickenorganic or free range
 12 cups cold waterapproximately
 1 onionquartered
 ¼ tsp saltkosher
 1 tsp black peppercorns

Rinse and pat dry chicken.


In a large stockpot place chicken, onion, black peppercorns, salt and cold water. Cover the stockpot and bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer for about 40 minutes or until chicken meat is cooked.


Remove chicken and allow to cool. Cut chicken apart and separate the meat from bones and skin. Reserve the meat for another use.


Return the bones to the still simmering stockpot and simmer covered for 1 more hour. The end result is a somewhat thicker and shiny broth with rich flavor.


Strain the broth through a fine mesh and allow to cool without cover. After the broth is chilled, it can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 30Calories from Fat 18.75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.05g4%

Saturated Fat 0.59g3%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 10.21mg4%
Sodium 39.57mg2%
Potassium 27.93mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 0.14g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.03g1%
Sugars 0.05g
Protein 2.55g6%

Vitamin A 0.62%
Vitamin C 0.35%
Calcium 2.01%
Iron 0.71%
Vitamin D 9.07%
Vitamin E 0.28%
Vitamin K 0.22%
Thiamin 0.73%
Riboflavin 1.29%
Niacin 5.80%
Vitamin B6 3.79%
Folate 0.27%
Vitamin B12 1.76%
Phosphorus 2.92%
Magnesium 2.13%
Zinc 2.19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.