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Chicken Bone Broth

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When you are sick, there is nothing better than a nice bowl of home made chicken soup. The base of this soup is always chicken broth, but what is chicken bone broth?

If you are like me you have heard about it a lot around the blogosphere lately. It is definitely a popular food choice but why?

Bone broth is healing:

  • It helps soothe the gut and helps promote healing.
  • It is full of nutrients that are vital to health and vitality. Read this great post all about the nutrient content of bone broth.
  • It is wonderful for the bones, joints and teeth because of the high mineral content and bone supporting nutrients.
  • It is great for the skin because of the high collagen content.
  • Increases healing capability systematically.
Not only is it healing to the body, but it is healing to the soul. Nothing makes you feel more taken care of than a nice big bowl of chicken soup.

How do I make it?

Making chicken bone broth is easy! Every person has a slightly different recipe but this is how I make it.
 Remember that whole chicken roasted in the crock pot (recipe here)? Take the bones from that chicken, and the extra bones from any chicken legs, thighs, neck, back, whatever you have laying around and put them in the crock pot or a large stock pot. I save all the bones we have from meals and freeze them until I am ready to make stock.
Put the bones into the crock pot with 1TBSP apple cider vinegar. This will help de-mineralize the bones and get all those great nutrients from the bone, into the water.
Turn the crock pot or stock pot on over night and let simmer. In the morning add vegitables and let it simmer for another 4-6 hours.
Strain the stock into a container and store in mason jars in the fridge or freezer.
Use as needed to make delicious soups and recipes. I use stock to steam my vegetables instead of regular water. I have also cooked rice, quinoa, beans, and other grains in stock instead of water. It adds such delicious flavor and such a great nutritional punch!
Chicken Bone Broth

Recipe Type: Broth
Author: Amanda
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This nutritious and simple chicken bone broth will help you heal from the inside out.
  • Chicken bones and carcass from 2 chickens, or any left over bones saved over time
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • 1-2 onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 5 carrots (I use old carrots that have lost their crunch)
  • 1 head celery (optional)
  1. Place chicken carcass and bones, water and ACV in crockpot or stock pot on medium/low simmer over night or about 10-16 hours.
  2. Add vegitables, slicing onions and garlic in half only and adding it to the pot skins and all.
  3. Let cook an additional 4 hours.
  4. Let cool slightly, strain the large particles, and store broth in mason jars in the refrigerator or freezer.
  5. The bones should be soft enough to crush between your pointer finger and thumb. This is how you know the bones properly demineralized.

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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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  3. I make chicken broth often, but I had never heard of the apple cider vinegar trick. I’ll be using apple cider vinegar in my broth from now on.

  4. Wow! this looks so easy. I need to get an chicken as simply keeping them in freezer makes it very crystal like. I would love to make this at home today as I am sure the kids are going to love it!! 🙂

  5. Stephanie Lee says:

    I so wish I had this made already – I came down with the flu yesterday. Totally unprepared! Anyway…a few questions: first, how much water do you use in the crock pot with the bones? Second, do I use this cup for cup instead of “chicken broth” in soup recipes? About how much of this equals one can? Thanks so much! I am going to purchase a few chickens next time the organic ones are on sale!

    • Amanda says:

      I cover the bones with water and fill it to about 1/4 – 1/2 inch below the top of the crock pot.

      Yes you use it in a 1:1 ratio instead of chicken broth and there are usually 2 cups of chicken broth per can.

      I hope this helps!

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