Chicken Bone Broth
Chicken bone broth is a simple recipe that delivers much needed vitamins and minerals to your diet. Your immune system will thank you for this nutrient rich liquid gold. Bone broth's value extends beyond the kitchen, boosting the health of your hair, skin, nails and other vital collagen requiring parts of the body.
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How to make Chicken Bone Broth?
Bone broth is one of the most nutritious foods. It is filled with collagen, amino acids, gelatin and minerals. It has been used for centuries in cooking and for health benefits. Homemade bone broth is made by simmering bones and connective tissues in water. Often times vegetables and aromatic herbs are added to provide flavor.
Chicken bone broth is made by cooking chicken bones in water. The difference between chicken bone broth and chicken stock (aka chicken broth) is the length of time it is simmered. Bone broth is cooked for longer to allow for more nutrients and minerals to leach from the bones. The longer it cooks, the more nutrient dense the bone broth is. Ideally, you want a bone broth that is gelatinous when cold. This is a good sign that your broth is loaded with joint healthy collagen and minerals.
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Chicken Bone Broth Ingredients
- 6 to 10 pounds chicken bones, necks, feets, wings, or legs
- 2 onions, roughly chopped
- 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 leek, sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon coriander (seeds or powdered)
- 1/2 tablespoon whole peppercorns
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 4 teaspoons salt
Chicken Bone Broth Directions
Get your ingredients
Add the ingredients to the bowl of a slow cooker and fill with water.
Cover with the lid and Cook on low for at least 24 hours. You can let it cook for 2-3 days. Please watch the water level. You may need to add more water as it cooks to account for evaporation.
After 2 - 3 days, remove from heat and strain out vegetables and bones using a strainer.
Pour & save
Pour into mason jars for storage. It is safe to freeze
I’ve been making my own bone broth for a few weeks now and my joints feel better than ever. I also noticed that I am able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Cooking with chicken feet takes some getting used to, but I certainly get the gelatinous consistency you described.
Annie, I have had gout for the last 3 years. Chicken bone broth has made me feel human again. I am no longer in pain and my joints move with ease.
Hi Gina, I wasn’t aware of that bone broth could help with gout! I am gonna dig and research more there! Good for you!
Annie, is there anything creative we can do with all of the bone broth ingredients left in the strainer?
I would say soup, but they are so mushy that they might not be appealing in soup. Unless you made a pureed soup.
Feed to your dog! Put in your garden or compost!
Am not sure that you should feed your dog something with all that onion, garlic and bones.
Lots of work, but now I have a great base for many different recipes! My girlfriends think I am crazy, but my skin will look better.
Do you also add the skin to the crock pot with the bones?
Yes, you can add skin-on chicken. You will just strain it out after it’s done cooking
How much water please or what size slow cooker?
Add water to the top of the slow cooker. The more water, the more broth you will get. I will even add more water as it cooks since you lose some to evaporation. I have a 6 quart slow cooker