Freezing Chicken Broth

by Merissa on July 26, 2011

in Freezer Recipes, Recipes

Chicken Broth is a staple here, but I never buy it. I make my own easily whenever I make crockpot chicken. However, it tends to go bad quickly which makes it hard to store. I started freezing it in big containers a while ago but that didn't work very well. I had to thaw it all out before I could use it and then re-freeze it again.

Then I was thinking of how you can freeze baby food in ice cube trays to make it the perfect serving size for little ones. I figured I could do the same thing with chicken broth! An ice cube size is the perfect size to throw in a recipe and it will melt quickly. Plus I won't need to thaw a whole bag of chicken broth cubes at a time, just take out what I need and I'm good to go!

Next time you are a rummage sale, look for some ice cube trays. After you make chicken just pour the broth into the trays and freeze. Then pop out the chicken broth cubes and put into a freezer bag. That's all! Then they are there and ready for you to use whenever you need them!

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1 Sharon July 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I do the same thing. Home made broth tastes so much better than store bought.


2 Lana July 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I have frozen it in big containers for 20 years or more but you are right about needing a way to have smaller amounts. I just bought some ice cube trays at Wal Mart the other day (3 pk was $1.27) because I didn’t have any so a I am good to go to do some in smaller amounts next time . Thanks for the idea.


3 Wendy July 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm

We do something a little different. We usually want enough broth to equal a can so we pour 2 cups in a container when frozen we place them in a ziploc bag.


4 Merissa July 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

That’s a neat idea too!


5 CINDY March 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

We can our own. When chicken leg quarters are $.39 a lb were cook and can our own broth in quart jars but you could in pints too. We either can or freeze or use the chicken. The broth doesn’t need to be thawed this way and saves time.


6 Mya July 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

My mom fills ziploc bags with broth, and puts them on a cookie sheet, so they freeze flat. Then they can stack up in the freezer!


7 Michelle August 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Muffin tins work also if you don’t have ice cube trays. After they are frozen remove and put in ziploc bags.


8 Merissa August 5, 2011 at 9:03 am

Great idea!


9 Carrie December 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

I never thought to do this! THanks for the great ideas!!!


10 Shirley October 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

When you cook the chicken in the crock pot or on the stove, how much water do you add to it, without losing any of the flavor?


11 Merissa October 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I fill up the slow cooker completely when I add water.


12 Trisha December 5, 2012 at 3:44 am

Love the site. xx


13 Tiffany January 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

How many cubes per recipe? Or how many recipes for a cup of chicken broth?


14 Merissa January 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm

It would completely depend on the recipe you are making. Just remember these cubes aren’t as “salty” as regular chicken broth from the store (unless you add a lot of salt to your broth!) so you can add it 1:1 for the amount of broth that needs to be added but you might need to add extra salt.


15 Ashley September 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm

You can also hot water bath can your chicken broth. That is what I do. I usually hot water bath it for 15 mins at a med boil.


16 Merissa September 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Hi Ashley, chicken broth should actually be pressure canned because it’s a low acid product. I have a step by step Canning Chicken Broth tutorial here.


17 Ashley September 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

I know. Just had the water bat canner out. 🙂


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