Chicken & Broth
- 10 pound bag chicken leg quarters
- Vegetables (onion, celery, carrot), chopped
- 1 tablespoon seasoning (parsley, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns)
- Remove and discard skin and visible fat.
- Place as many chicken quarters as will comfortably fit in slow cooker or large pot. Be sure to leave space for the broth.
- Add vegetables. Use about 2 cups in a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Use more or less in a larger or smaller cooking pot.
- Add seasoning.
- Add cold water to cover chicken. Use less water for a richer broth. Add more water to make a larger amount of broth.
- If using a slow cooker, cover and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat for about 4 hours. If cooking on the stove, heat to boiling, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour. Simmering allows the meat and broth to absorb more flavor.
- Lift meat out of the broth and place in a covered container. Refrigerate until cool enough to handle. Then remove meat from bones. Place meat in 1 or 2 cup containers or freezer-weight plastic bags. Discard bones.
- Pour broth and vegetables into a colander set over a large bowl. Discard vegetables.
- Pour broth into 1 or 2 cup containers. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Scrape off any fat that has hardened on top. Wrap fat in foil and discard.
- Label the meat and broth containers with date and amount.
- Store in refrigerator for use within 2 days or in freezer for use within 3 months.
A 10 pound bag of chicken leg quarters yields about 9 cups of cooked chicken and 8 cups of broth.
Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat g
- Saturated Fat g
- Trans Fat g
- Cholesterol mg
- Sodium mg
- Total Carbohydrates g
- Dietary Fiber g
- Total Sugars g
- Added Sugars
- Protein g
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently available for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.