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Chicken bone broth in glass jar.
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How to Make Chicken Bone Broth!

Making homemade chicken bone broth is so easy!  Make a big batch and freeze some for later!

Course Beverage, ingredient, Soup, Soup/Stew
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 6 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 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. (and/or fresh parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed (optional)


  1. In a large stockpot, 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.

  2. You can add some water if you believe it is reducing too much.

  3. 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.

  4. My batch usually makes about 10-12 cups.

  5. For a low fodmap diet:  Omit onion, garlic and/or leeks.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Chicken Bone Broth!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value*
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.