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Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Broth 

Once you begin making homemade bone broth it's hard to go back to the the storebought stuff ... for two reasons, 1) because it is so easy to make and 2) because it is so good!

Thankfully there is no one right way to make bone broth.

Go traditional with a classic flavor base of mirepoix—a mixture of carrots, onion and celery.

Or take it to a whole new "healing" level as my friend Kim does by adding chicken feet to her Homemade Chicken Bone Broth with Chicken Feet.

Some like broth that's heavy on the garlic, while others like the addition of spicy red pepper flakes. The fun in broth making is found in coming up with your own blend of vegetables, herbs, and spices.

In my own experimentation, I've been working on a broth to use with my One-Pot Asian Noodle recipe and the one I have landed on is lovely! I make it with five ingredients and it produces a delicately flavored golden broth. I especially love that it utilizes those tough leek greens that are tossed out when I make "Cheesy" Potato Leek Soup.

When I first started making bone broth I used a slow cooker or stockpot. Today I use a pressure cooker and I get the job done in 60 minutes versus 6 hours!

5-Ingredient Asian-Inspired Chicken Broth


2 CHICKEN CARCASSES (from 4-pound chickens)
3 cups roughly chopped green LEEK TOPS (how to clean leeks)
2 inch piece fresh GINGER, unpeeled and sliced 
1 tablespoon SALT


  1. Place all ingredients into pressure cooker pot.
  2. Add enough water to bring level of ingredients up to 2/3 full.
  3. Cover and lock pressure cooker.
  4. Cook on "High Pressure" for 60 minutes.
  5. Use immediate or natural release.
  6. Strain stock and add enough additional water to make 8 cups broth.
  7. Skim fat off top (this is easily done after refrigerating).


  1. Don't toss the mushrooms, slice and add them to a soup. They are sooooo good!
  2. All this can be done in a slow cooker (cook on low for 8 hours) or in a stockpot on the stove (simmer gently 3-6 hours) replenising water as needed.


Reader Comments (8)

This looks so healing and delicious. I love bone broth this time of year especially, but I've never thought to add ginger to it.

October 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHallie

Lovely pics as always Lex! Does chicken broth have similar benefits to beef broth? I think I could do this one for my kiddies, they love turkey soup!

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Maggie, most definitely. It is very healing to the GI tract. So many nutrients. xoLexie

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Love this recipe, Lexie... and your stunning photos. I still have never made broth in a pressure cooker. I am totally going to have to try this!

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim-Cook It Allergy Free

Gorgeous! And those flavoring are right up my alley!

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I REALLY need to make my own chicken broth again. My last two batches were "meh" so I gave up, but this Asian twist looks amazing Lex.

November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

This sounds delicious and so easy! And the flavors could be changed to make almost any special flavored chicken broth:) Thanks for sharing.

November 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLise

Lise, glad you like :) Yes, very easy. xoLexie

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

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