Over the course of the last year, I have been working hard at learning how to make my own healthy versions of boxed food I buy at the store. One of those things in chicken bone broth. It can be very expensive at the store (the cheapest I have seen is $2.99 at ALDI).
How to Make Chicken Bone Broth
I add in celery, carrots, onions, and garlic for the health benefits. Add a couple of tablespoons of an acidic liquid like apple cider vinegar (make sure it is raw ACV). This helps draw the minerals out of the bones.
Have you ever done or seen the science experiment where you soak a chicken bone in vinegar for 24 hours and the bone becomes all rubbery? This is because the calcium and other minerals have been leached from the bones! In the crockpot, these minerals wind up in your broth!
Then, it all gets added to a crockpot and covered with water for cooked on low for 24 hours.
Or, you can just store in the fridge if you are going to be using it sooner rather than later.
In order to get all the benefits of the gelatin, collagen, minerals from the bones, it must cook at least 18 to 24 hours.
Can you make Use a Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot to make bone broth?
The cool thing about making your own bone broth is that you can take your time gathering your recipe ingredients.
I keep a bag in my freezer so when I have veggie scraps, I just add them to the bag. I put my carcass bones in there too so that when the bag is full, I just dump it all in my crockpot and let it cook away!
Bone broth has been known to help with
- It is highly nutritious
- It may protect the joints
- It may help fight osteoarthritis
- It may help reduce inflammation and heal the gut
- It may aid sleep
- It may support weight loss
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Bone broth is such an economical and nutritious staple to have in your kitchen.
If you feel overwhelmed at making your own bone broth, you can order delicious bone broth from Brodo Broth and have it shipped to your door! For organic chicken delivered to your door, check out the subscription boxes from Perdue Farms.
- Add the vegetables and the chicken bones to the crockpot.
- Drop in the bay leaves and the garlic cloves.
- Fill the crockpot all the way to the top with filtered water (about 1-2 inches from the top).
- Add 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
- Cook on low for 18 to 24 hours.
- Strain through a mesh strainer and then store in freezer-safe containers.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g