No added salt homemade chicken broth in jars.

No Added Salt Chicken Broth

Homemade chicken broth made without added salt can allow anyone on a sodium-restricted diet to enjoy soup again.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 19 kcal
Author Jennifer Lynn-Pullman


  • 4 stalks Medium stalks celery Cut in half
  • 4 Medium to large carrots Cut in half
  • 1/2 Large Vidalia onion sliced
  • 12 cups water
  • 8 Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 1 Chicken carcass Remove all meat


  1. In a large stockpot place chicken bones.

  2. Place celery, carrots, and onion on top and around the sides of the chicken.

    Chicken bones and vegetables in a pot.
  3. Cover with water.

  4. Sprinkle in peppercorns and parsley

  5. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  6. Once the broth begins to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  7. Turn off heat and allow the broth to cool in the stockpot.

  8. When the broth is cooled remove the chicken bones.

  9. Pour the broth through a strainer to remove the vegetables and seasonings.

  10. Place broth is storage bags or containers.

    Homemade chicken broth in jars
  11. Use within 2-3 days or freeze for later use.

Recipe Notes

You may use a whole chicken if you wish and cook the meat right in the broth. You can then use the meat for other recipes. Keep in mind that the broth will be higher in salt and fat if the meat cooks within the broth.

Nutrition Facts
No Added Salt Chicken Broth
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5185IU104%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.