I like to have a roasted chicken from time to time, and rather than throwing out the carcasses, I will freeze them until I have enough to make a delicious, nutritious and versatile chicken bone broth.
Bone broth is so good for you! It’s loaded with so many great nutrients, including collagen – a protein found in the skin, bones and muscles. When the chicken carcasses are boiled down, the collagen in the bones becomes nutrient-packed gelatin.
The benefits this wholesome broth has to offer are amazing. Here are just a few:
· Supports the liver
· Protects the gastrointestinal tract
· Supports the immune system
· Promotes healthy skin
· Promotes bone health
Bone broth is great to sip on throughout the day like a tea, or to add into your favourite soup!
This bone broth is super easy to make and the prep work won’t take up too much of your time. You will need to be around to keep an eye on it as it cooks though, so this is an ideal ‘rainy day’ kitchen project!
Here is the recipe:
Wholesome Chicken Bone Broth
Yields: 6 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 – 24 hours
4 whole chicken carcasses from roasted chickens
1 garlic bulb
2 small onions, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
4 large carrots, scrubbed and diced
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
10 cups water
1. Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer.
3. Simmer for 12 hours. The longer you simmer, the better. You can leave simmering for up to 24 hours.
4. Once cooked, strain liquid through a sieve and store in glass jars.
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