Simple Greens Chicken Broth

By Shewekar Elgharably • June 15, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Simple Greens Chicken Broth

Nothing can replace a good homemade chicken broth. Prepare it in large quantities, freeze it, and you will always have the perfect healthy base for all your soups and meals.


  • 2.5 kg chicken (backs and necks) - دجاج
  • 1 large leek (chopped) - كرات
  • 1 large onion (chopped) - بصلة
  • 2 large carrots (chopped) - جزر
  • 1 stalks celery (chopped) - كرفس افرنجي
  • 4 sprig parsley - بقدونس
  • 2 sprig thyme (fresh) - زعتر
  • 5 piece black peppercorns - حبوب فلفل أسود
  • 3 pod cardamom - حبهان

Step by step

  1. In a stockpot, combine the chicken parts, leek, onion, carrots, celery, parsley, thyme and peppercorns.
  2. Add room temperature water to cover by 2 cm.
  3. Bring to almost a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially, and simmer for about 2 hours.
  5. Remove from the heat and strain. Press down on the solids to extract all the liquid and discard the solids.
  6. Let the stock stand for 10 minutes then skim off the fat from the surface.
  7. Use the stock at once or let cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  8. Lift off and discard the fat congealed on the surface before using.


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