Papi’s Chicken Broth

Chicken broth is a staple ingredient in many dishes, but is also a favorite around our house just as a hot beverage.

I (“Papi”) have learned from my wife and tweaked this to fit my taste. It’s generic, but never fails.


  • 5 chicken breasts (skinless boneless, but you can use regular ones for more flavor from bones and fat!)
  • 2 sticks of celery, broken in half
  • 3 sprigs of green onion (alternative: use 1/2 a medium onion, whole)
  • 2 garlic cloves, large, whole
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 6 qt filtered water


  1. Combine all ingredients in an 8qt pot
  2. Bring to slow boil for 45 min
  3. Use a ladle to pour yourself a hot cup.
  4. For storage and future use, pull out the chicken, then run the broth through a sieve.


  1. Green Onions: One of the keys to fantastic taste is using green onions instead of plain onions
  2. Salt: Don’t skimp on the salt, but you can adjust to taste.
  3. Chicken: You can pull the chicken out and use it for other meals such as chicken stir-fry, quesadillas, creamy spicy chicken, bbq chicken, chicken salad, molé, or just as a snack, slapped between some bread with mayo. Yeah baby.