A chicken broth recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival that is fat-free?! You read it first here. Many chicken broth recipes abound, but to find a fat-free chicken broth recipe can be like winning a lotto (sort of): it is a rare occurrence. The following recipe for chicken broth comes with lots of vegetables to enhance your health and help keep the heart doctor from getting rich off your coin!

Fat-Free Chicken Broth Recipe

1 whole chicken, skin and fat removed
3 carrots, chopped
Top half of 1 bunch celery, leaves included, chopped
1 large onion, quartered
Several sprigs parsley
1 parsnip, peeled and sliced
12 to 15 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
Salt or lemon juice

Instructions for the Fat-Free Chicken Broth recipe:

  1. Combine chicken, carrots, celery, onion, parsley, parsnip, peppercorn and bay leaf in large pot.
  2. Add cold water to cover.
  3. Slowly bring to boil.
  4. Skim off any scum that forms.
  5. Cover and simmer for 3 hours.
  6. Add salt or lemon juice to taste.
  7. Remove chicken and reserve for another use.
  8. Strain vegetables from broth.
  9. Place broth in refrigerator overnight or longer, so any remaining fat rises to top and hardens.
  10. Just before using, remove hardened fat.
  11. Reheat broth for ease of measuring.
  12. Use for soup, in place of oil, any time sautéing, or for liquid in stuffing, etc.

Nutrition Information Per Cup: Approximately 15 to 20 calories.


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