Do you normally just throw away your chicken bones? Did you know that you can use them to make your own homemade chicken bone broth.
Chicken bone broth is a powerful healthy tonic made by boiling the bones of organic, grass-fed chickens with vegetables, herbs and spices. It is easily digestible and promotes healing throughout the body.
Four Amazing Health Benefits of Chicken Bone Broth:
- It contains a variety of valuable nutrients including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, collagen and bone marrow in a form your body can easily absorb and use
- The gelatin found in the chicken bone broth attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices in that way supports proper digestion.
- It contains anti-inflammatory amino acids that help to fight inflammation providing support to your immune system.
- It is easily digestible, helps to heal and seal your gut lining helping to heal the lining of your gut.
How To Make Chicken Bone Broth
Author: Awesco Nutrition | Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10-24 hours
- 2-3 kg (or more) Chicken bones
- 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Onions
- 2 Carrots
- 2 Stalks of Celery
- 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
- A handful of Fresh Parsley (optional)
- Sea salt
- Place the bones in a large pot. Pour filtered water over the bones and add the apple cider vinegar. Let it sit for about 1 hour. The apple cider vinegar will leach the minerals out of the bones, making it more available.
- Chop and add the vegetables to the pot (except parsley and garlic). Add salt and any other herbs and spices if using.
- Bring the broth to a boil. Once it has reached a strong boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer till it is ready.
- During the first few hours of simmering, a foamy layer like scum will form, scoop off with a big spoon and throw away, these are the impurities. Grass-fed and healthy animals will produce less of this. (If you want to use a slow cooker, you can now pour the mixture into the slow cooker, and continue to cook on low heat).
- During the last 10 minutes, you can add the garlic and parsley (if using)
- Remove mixture from the heat and let it cool. When it is cool, strain mixture using a metal strainer to remove the bits of bone and vegetables. When cool enough, store in a glass jar in the fridge for about 5-7 days. You can also freeze it for later use for about 9 months
You can drink the bone broth on its own. You can also add it to stews and soups.
You can also make bone broth from the bones of beef, lamb or even fish as well.