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Chicken Broth (Korean Style)

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prep time: 
10 min
inactive time: 
0 min
cooking time: 
50 min
total time: 
60 min

Chicken broth is used in many soups and braised dishes in Korean cooking. You can use canned chicken broth instead although it's always better to make it from scratch.

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Chicken (whole) 닭
Onion (Medium) 양파
Green Onion 파
7 clove(s)Garlic Clove (whole) 통마늘
15 cupsWater 물
1 ozGinger Root 생강 (optional)

How to store
If the broth will be used within a day or two, store in a sealed bottle and refrigerate it.
For longer term storage, pour the broth into a freeze safe container or bag and freeze it. It should last a few months. The best way to thaw it is to put it in the refrigerator overnight. You can defrost in the microwave a bit then boil again in a pot or leave the container in hot water for a while. However, leaving it out all day in room temperature is not a good idea since it can be spoiled.

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Ingredient amounts in the recipe summary are for the default serving size.

1. Prepare ingredients

Wash a whole chicken thoroughly. Peel and wash 1 onion, 3 green onions, 1 ginger root (optional), 7 cloves of garlic. Cut the vegetables into big chunks.

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Wash chicken

Peel and cut

  • 1 onion
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 ginger root (optional)
  • 7 garlic cloves

2. Boil

Add at least 15 cups of water. Boil with a lid for 45 minutes on medium heat. Skim off any foam on top.

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  • 15 cups water

Boil with lid

Med Heat image: medheat.png image: clock.png 45 min

Skim off foam

3. Strain

Strain the broth through a strainer or cheesecloth.

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4. Cook or store

It’s ready to use for cooking. If not using right away, store in a sealed bottle and refrigerate it or freeze it in a freeze safe container for a long term storage.

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