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Video: How to Make Roasted Chicken Broth

The key to delicious chicken noodle soup is the broth.

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In this video, Chef John shows you how to make a delicious broth using a whole roasted chicken. Roasting the bird with veggies gives the broth lots of flavor and a nice depth of color. You’ll discover Chef John’s secret ingredient, an unexpected, “small yet brilliant” addition to the broth. You’ll also see how to bring the broth just to a boil—and then keep it at that perfect small-bubble simmer for the rest of the time. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Roasted Chicken Broth. And once you’ve strained the broth, you’re ready for Chef John’s Chicken Noodle Soup.

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Candace Capogrossi 
Mar. 24, 2015 7:24 pm
Believe it or not, one of the best broths comes from the remains of an eaten Costco's rotisserie chicken.Whatever they marinate it in, it gives a great flavor.If it needs help, I add Better than Bouillon and it makes a very flavorful broth. At $4.99 a cooked chicken, I get two meals plus the chicken soup.I agree on the noodle choice.
Jan. 13, 2015 11:55 am
Hi Chef John - I'm confused about what to do with the dark meat that you had in the broth? Do you add it to the soup or ??? Thx - LS
Jan. 10, 2015 2:07 pm
As to the comment of freezing and cooking the carcass, I also do this with my turkey. They both add great flavor to the broth.
Jan. 10, 2015 7:34 am
I have been making my broth and soup like this my entire life. Another thing I do on a regular basis is freeze the carcass of any chicken I cook to add in for extra flavour when making broth. I have never added ketchup but I do usually add a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes to my finished soup for a bit of extra flavour and colour. One thing I regularly do is to cool the broth in the fridge overnight which allows the fat to rise and congeal on the surface making it very easy to remove before finishing the soup. But however you choose to do it, making the broth from a roasted bird is the secret to the best chicken soup you can make.
Jan. 10, 2015 6:05 am
I make my chicken noodle soup almost the same way with the exception of adding ketcup which I will have to try. Also I use either home made Dutch noodles which are cut in squares or can be found in groceries sometimes called Amish noodles and I add defrosted frozen peas right before serving. Thanks for a great video
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