To make a tasty and nutritious chicken broth, you will first of all need a chicken, as well as fresh vegetables and spices that will give off extra aromas and density to the broth.
Chicken is cooked easily and relatively quickly and the cooking time is determined by the amount of meat and whether you will cook whole chicken or only bits of it. Boiling individual parts of the chicken takes about 30 minutes after boiling the water in an ordinary saucepan.
Whole chicken in a regular saucepan is boiled for about 50 minutes. The chicken is considered cooked when the meat begins to separate from the bones without any problem. The time a chicken is cooked should be halved when you decide to boil chicken in a pressure cooker.
It does not matter which of the two options you prefer, as the preparation for boiling and the boiling itself are identical. First of all, the chicken is washed very well, cut as desired and placed in a suitable deep saucepan. Add vegetables (whole or chopped), such as onions, carrots, pepper, salt, oregano, rosemary and basil.
The products are covered with cold water and then boiled. When the chicken boils, you need to remove the froth, then reduce the heat and cook over low heat until it's fully cooked. You can add salt 15 minutes after boiling or after removing from the heat.
Now that you know how to boil chicken, there's nothing stopping you from surprising your family with a delicious chicken stew, boiled chicken soup or chicken with celery. More chicken recipes can be found on our website.