Now that I know how easy making homemade chicken bone broth is, I always have a ready supply. Whole30, Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, low carb, and dairy-free!
Making a big batch and freezing in easy access cubes is my secret for adding amazing flavor to so many recipes in minutes! This recipe would not be the same without it.
Why I tried Chicken Bone Broth:
I gave the organic bone broth a go as part of a gut healing protocol. Immune issues were affecting my health and in an attempt to keep me off medications, my health professionals mentioned bone broth. What I realize now (a few years later) is that healing takes time, patience, trial, and error. Looking back at being in the throes of a flare, how I wished someone a few years along in the process could have provided some reassurance and their experience (that healing is possible). Everyone’s experience is different, for sure, but changing my diet has been an amazingly positive experience.
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A great recipe for the upcoming soup season! Here is my favorite recipe for chicken bone broth soup. I usually use this stock in a favorite chicken soup recipe, but it can be used for any recipe calling for chicken stock or broth. This 3 ingredient soup is also a favorite! If you have time, I think the best broth is homemade and it is really quite simple. Feel free to experiment by adding a few extra carrots and celery, or perhaps other veggies.
Chicken Bone Broth Benefits:
- Aids digestion
- Improves gut and immune health
- Contains necessary amino acids
- Supports hair, skin, and nails
- Improves joint health
- Alleviates the common cold
- Fights inflammation
Making Your Chicken Bone Broth Recipe:
After roasting an organic chicken, I will gather up and save the bones. Sometimes I put them in the freezer for a later date when the time will allow making bone broth. When making the stock (bone broth), I like to let it simmer all day, maybe 8 hours or more, which seems to deepen the flavor. The longer the simmering, the deeper the flavor and hopefully the healing properties will intensify. A slow cooker is a perfect way to let your bone broth simmer while you go about your day.
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Do you have experience with bone broth and its healing properties?
Making homemade Chicken bone broth is so easy! Make a big batch and freeze some for later!
- Bones from one organic chicken
- 1 large onion roughly chopped (can sub one leek or add a leek addition to onions)
- 2 celery stalks (chopped)
- 2 -3 large carrots (chopped)
- 2 leaves bay
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
- splash apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme or 1-2 tablespoons fresh thyme.
In a large stock pot, place all ingredients and fill with water covering all ingredients by a few inches. I used 14 cups of water. Bring mixture to a boil and then simmer for at least 4 hours. I always try to simmer my stock for as many hours as possible, at least 8-10. The stock reduces to about 2/3 of the original. While the stock is simmering, skim off any foam the reaches the top of your stock.
When your stock is done, strain through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth and let the stock cool. Store in the refrigerator can be frozen, but best when used within a few months.
For a low fodmap diet: Omit onion and/or leeks.