Homemade Chicken Broth

Kelley NunnRecipes, Snacks and Sides

Chicken Noodle Soup made with Homemade Chicken Broth


Most store-bought chicken broths, bouillon cubes, etc. contain MSG. If your migraines are problematic or disabling, it may be best to make your own chicken broth. Making homemade broth is surprisingly easy and simple!
[recipe title=”Homemade Chicken Broth” servings=”14-16 cups” time=”5+ hours” difficulty=”Easy-Medium”]


  • 1 Chicken Carcass
    • (Best to get a rotisserie/roasted chicken from grocery store and save the carcass) — Watch for added nitrates/nitrites, onion flavorings, and other migraine triggers in chicken
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Carrots
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Stalks of Celery
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 14-16 cups of Water


  1. Place the chicken carcass in a large pot.
  2. Add enough water to fill the pot (approximately 14-16 cups)
  3. Add vegetables (shallots, carrots, garlic, and celery), salt, and pepper
  4. Cover the pot and bring it to a gentle boil.
  5. Cook for 3-5 hours
  6. Remove bones and pieces of vegetable from the pot
  7. Strain the broth through a colander into a large bowl
  8. Add more salt and pepper to taste