Hello all! Coming at you today with my first recipe on the blog, it’s my recipe for how to make Homemade Bone Broth and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! The reason I use Bone Broth is because I have 4 autoimmune diseases and this is very good for gut health which is very necessary for healing. Also, the collagen in Bone Broth is great for anti-aging!
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Time to make Bone Broth
Let’s just get right into this. The first things you’ll need is a large crock pot, I tried using the Instant Pot, but I find the crock pot does a way better job and the Bone Broth has so much more flavor.
- Shopping List–
- Large organic chicken, I buy mine at Walmart and its usually around $8.00.
- Celery (organic preferred, but I don’t always use it.
- A large Onion
- Seasoning if desired, I use this one from Walmart.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Mason jars and/or large glass container
- Strainer and funnel (if desired).
To start, I gather my supplies and crockpot.
I chop the celery and onion after cleaning, make sure to save the leafy greens from the celery, they’re full of vitamins. Also, save the giblets from inside the chicken, we will place them back in the broth after the chicken is cooked and shredded.
Next, let the chicken cook until tender and falling off the bones. 5-6 hours on high, 7-8 on low. Recently I learned not to seal the top down on my crockpot, apparently it can explode!
After the chicken has cooked it’s time to remove and shred
Now it’s time to shred the chicken. I usually remove the chicken from the crockpot with tongs and a large slotted spoon and put it on a baking pan to contain any juices. Then after it has cooled slightly, I will shred the whole chicken by hand, placing any bones, skins, and veggies back in the crockpot. After I finish this, put 1tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar and the bag of giblets in the crockpot and cover. This is when the magic happens, the vinegar will help pull the vital nutrients and minerals from the bones of the chicken. Let this cook another 10-12 hours.
Time to strain and save your Bone Broth
I usually let the Bone Broth cook all night and when you wake, the house smells delicious! The broth won’t look like too much now though.
Here’s what I do to strain and save
Last but not least, the Recipe!
Homeade Organic Bone Broth
- one organic chicken from Walmart (or your choice)
- Celery green + a few stalks if your choose
- 1 whole onion
- 1 tbsp ACV (I like Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar)
- Filtered water to fill the crock pot
- Seasoning (if desired)
Place chicken in the crockpot, make sure to remove the giblets and save for later, put chopped onion and celery + greens in crock pot, sprinkle with seasoning. Next, fill to the top with filtered water. Cook for at least 5-6 hours on high, 7-8 hours on low in your crock pot.
Then, remove the chicken from the crock pot and place one a baking sheet. Remove all the meat and set aside while replacing bones, skin and vegetables in the crock pot. Also place giblets in the crock pot. Add 1 tablespoon of ACV. Cook an additional 10-12 hours.
Now its time to strain! Place the glass Pyrex bowl in your sink, this can be messy. Then place the strainer into/ over the top of the Pyrex. You can have another person help too. Strain a little at a time, transferring into the Mason jars as there bowl gets full. Using a funnel with ensure your don’t spill too much. Then place lids on everything and you’re finished! You can save some for later or refrigerate it all, for up to a week. Bone Broth is delicious by itself, I drink mine straight from a mug, also a great addition to any meal requiring broth. It’s surprisingly easy to make and oh so good for you. Cheers and enjoy!