Mennonite Style Chicken Broth

READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
Recipe by Bunsby

This broth recipe has been handed down for a few generations and it seems to change a little with each person. I found that I have been able to copy my mother's version pretty accurately. Warning: Don't make this soup if you don't like black licorice flavour.

Top Review by Mary A.

I'm rating this 4 stars only because I did not use the star anise and it seems to be an important part of this recipe. I didn't use it because I don't have any. I added celery and broccoli to this broth and it was delicious!! I think this was the best chicken soup I have ever made because this broth is so tasty!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the chicken in a large pot and cover with water to the top.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. As it boils, skim off the fat.
  4. Lower heat to a simmer and add the onion and salt.
  5. Continue to simmer on the lowest heat.
  6. When it is approximately one hour to serving, add the rest of the seasonings.
  7. Take the meat out, reserving same for later in the meal.
  8. Transfer liquid through a sieve to skim out of the broth.
  9. Serve with homemade noodles and people will never want the store bought stuff again (hopefully!).

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