Easy Chicken Bone Broth

by The Common Woman

Who knew it was so easy to make homemade bone broth. A simple kitchen staple I use as the base in sauces, soups and a wonderful addition to a garlic and potato mash. Packed with delicious flavor and the supreme gut healing beverage to keep healthy and your skin a-glow! Praised by many cultures because of the high trace minerals, collagen and ability to boost the immunity. Beverage of choice when feeling under the weather and perfectly paired with a few slices of lemon and pinch of fine sea salt.

Ingredients 

  • 2 quarts

  • 24-36 hours simmer time/10 minute prep time

  • 3-5 pound bones of roasting chicken

  • 1 large Spanish onion, unpeeled, quartered

  • 2 carrots, unpeeled, halved

  • 2 celery stalks, leaves on, halved

  • 1 head garlic, unpeeled, halved

  • 1 lemon, skin on, halved

  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 10 sprigs fresh parsley

  • 5 sprigs fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (this helps pull the minerals from the bones)

Crock Pot

Place the chicken bones, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, lemon, thyme, parsley and dill into the ceramic base of your crock pot. Next, fill the ceramic bowl with fresh filtered water and add the Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.   Gently place the bowl into the base of the crock pot and put the cap on- turn on High to come to a boil. Once boiling, change the setting to low and let simmer 24-36 hours. The longer you let simmer, the deeper and richer the broth flavor will be. I like to also add a few cups of water during the cook process since water evaporates while simmering.

When done simmering, I immediately strain the contents through a colander and discard all of the solids. Chill the stock in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours till cooled and then remove the surface fat. Store in glass containers in the refrigerator or into the freezer for later use.