Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Making your own nutrient dense bone broth is incredibly easy and inexpensive. You can use leftover carcass bones or other bones that are going to be thrown away, or purchase soup bones and chicken feet from your local butcher. Make sure the bones come from healthy animals such as grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork and poultry, and wild caught fish.

Use bone broth when making soups, stews, gravies, sauces, or braising vegetables. During the cold and flu season, drink a cup a day (or more) to boost your immune system as a preventative measure, or, if sick, to help shorten the duration of the illness. Here’s my recipe for homemade chicken bone broth. Enjoy!

Instructions

  1. Place chicken bones into a large stockpot and add the vinegar, salt, peppercorns, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, herbs, and then cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then simmer over medium-low heat, covered, for at least 8 hours and up to 18 hours.
  3. Skim off and discard any foam that rises to the top of the stockpot as necessary.
  4. Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer and then pour broth into glass jars with lids.
  5. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. If freezing, make sure you give yourself enough headspace (1-2 inches).

Recipe Credit

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth