Chicken Broth Supreme

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This recipe comes from The Simply Healthy Lowfat Cookbook, 1995 and makes up a wonderful tasting chicken broth that freezes well for long storage.

Top Review by duonyte

I usually make my broth in the crockpot, but as I am home right now for a few days, I tried this out. What a delicious recipe - the roasting of the drumsticks adds so much flavor. (And it did not hurt that drumsticks were on sale at the market)! Thanks for a great version of our favorite broth!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread chicken legs in large roasting pan.
  3. Roast until browned and crisp, about 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken legs to large stockpot; pour off all the fat from the roasting pan.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of the water into the roasting pan and scrape up any browned bits clinging to the pan.
  6. Add these juices to stock pot along with chicken.
  7. Add remaining 2 quarts of water, carrot juice, and mixed vegetable juice.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off foam as it rises to the surface. Continue skimming until no foam remains.
  9. Add onions, carrots, leek, celery, garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and bay leaves.
  10. Return to a boil, continuing to skim any foam that rises.
  11. Reduce heat to low and simmer until broth is rich and flavorful, about 2 hours.
  12. Strain broth and discard solids.
  13. Refrigerate broth.
  14. Remove fat that solidifies on the surface.
  15. Can be refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.

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