5 from 2 votes
Homemade Chicken Broth
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

I love rotisserie chicken!  I use it to make so many delicious meals for my family and when it's nearly eaten, I love to use what's left to make homemade chicken broth!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken broth soup, homemade chicken broth, how to make chicken broth from bones
Unit: cup, medium, ribs, teaspoon, whole
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (just the leftover pieces and bones)
  • 2 ribs celery , with leaves and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium carrots , cut into chunks
  • 2 medium onions , cut into chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 10 whole peppercorns
  • 6-8 cups cold water
  • 6 teaspoons chicken bouillon paste , or bouillon cubes
  1. Place rotisserie chicken, vegetables, spices and water into a large soup pot. 

  2. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.  

  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer on low heat for at least 1-2 hours.

  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 

  5. Strain broth through a fine sieve strainer, discarding all vegetables and seasonings so you are only left with the broth. Season with chicken boullion paste to taste. 

  6. At this point I like to pour the broth into my soup pot and refrigerate it for a few hours so that the fat from the broth will rise to the top and I can skim it off.