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Atkins Chicken Broth
1g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Style:American
Cook Time: 240 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.

13.2g

Protein

6.5g

Fat

0.2g

Fiber

119kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 64 oz, with bone, raw (yield after cooking, bone removed) Chicken
  • 2 small Onions
  • 2 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 16 cup Tap Water
  • 5 sprigs Parsley
  • 3 tsp Thyme
  • 1 each Bay leaves, dried
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Peppercorns

DIRECTIONS

The listed nutritionals are incorrect due to the fact that it is a broth, and the all of the solids are discarded.  It is estimated that about 10% remain.  According to the book:  The New Atkins For A New You, the nutritionals are:  Carbs: 1g;  Net Carbs:  1g;  Fiber:  1g;  Protein:  7g;  Fat:  0g; Calories:  28.  Each serving is 1 cup.

This broth is rich in potassium and magnesium.  See a beef broth variation below.
 
  1. Coarsely dice the onions, celery and garlic and combine with the chicken, salt, water, optional seasonings (parsley, thyme and bay leaves), and peppercorns in a large pot over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 2 hours.
  2. Stir to break up large pieces of chicken. Add enough water to return to original level and simmer 2 to 4 hours longer.
  3. Restore water level again; bring to a boil and remove from heat to cool.
  4. After stock has cooled slightly, strain, and discard all solids (including chicken; the chicken can be used in a casserole; it will be mushy due to the long cooking time).
  5. Chill in the refrigerator until fat congeals. Skim off and discard. Transfer broth to small containers; refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Beef Broth:  Prepare chicken broth according to directions, replacing chicken with 4 pounds of chuck or blade roast.  Also you can ask your local butcher if they have any meat bones for sale.  Sometimes this is less expensive than using the meat itself.

Cooking Tip

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)

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