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A pot filled with water and broth ingredients

Zero Waste Broth [What Can I Use for Broth]

A delicious, simple and super customizable recipe for homemade chicken broth, chicken stock or vegetable stock.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Fusion
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Lauren


  • Large Pot


  • 2 freezer bags vegetable scraps
  • 1 freezer bag chicken scraps optional
  • fresh herbs optional
  • salt to taste


  • Place all ingredients into a large pot. Cover with water and add in any aromatics you have on hand.
  • Simmer the broth for 2-4 hours on low heat.
  • After the broth is simmered, strain it through a fine mesh sieve and taste for seasonings. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • This can be stored in the freezer. To freeze, place in mason jars with at least 1-2 inches of headspace. Let defrost overnight to use. In a pinch, you can remove the metal lid and reheat in a microwave.


Calories: 25kcal
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