I’m excited to share my chicken bone broth recipe with you all today. Bone broth has so many health benefits to it. From your hair and nails, to your joints and stomach lining, bone broth has tremendous benefits.
It’s also fairly simple to make. This chicken bone broth recipe has 10 ingredients, and I can almost guarantee you already have on hand. I usually like to let mine cook for up to 24 hours. The longer the better. Once you have it in the crock-pot there’s really nothing else to do with it. You can give it a stir here and there, but it’s really not necessary.
I’m making this batch with leg quarter bones. I found a bag of chicken leg quarters on sale, I’m not sure how many were in there, around 10 maybe…
I seasoned the legs quarters the way I always do and baked them in the oven. I used some of the meat to make chicken salad and put the rest in an air-tight container in the fridge to put on salads or in other dishes.
I actually let the bones sit in the fridge over the weekend. You could collect the bones and keep the in the freezer until you have enough together, if you only feel like cooking a few at a time. I’ve also used a whole chicken for this.
First I took the bones out of the fridge and put them in the crock-pot, making sure I had removed all of the skin and any little bits of meat I may have missed.
Next I chopped up,
- 2 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 Onion
I put all of these in the crock-pot along with the leg quarter bones.
Next I added the spices. I’m using,
- 1 TBS of minced garlic
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1 TBS of salt
- 1 bay leaf
Next I poured water over everything and gave it a stir. I filled it about an inch from the top. I used filtered reverse osmosis water. You can use tap water, but I recommend using filtered water.
Now put the lid on, turn your crock-pot on low and leave it to cook for up to 24 hours.
After 24 hours, turn your crock-pot off and allow everything to cool down for an hour or so. Once it’s cooled some, strain your broth through a mesh strainer into a air-tight container. Place the broth in the fridge until it’s chilled. When you pull it out, there will be a hardened layer of fat on the top. Scoop this off and throw it away.
If you’re going to be using your bone broth within the week, you can keep it in the fridge in mason jars or another air-tight container. If not, you can freeze it in ice cube trays and store them in a freezer bag in the freezer for a couple months, pulling them out to thaw just when you need them.
So there’s how I make my bone broth. I love replacing water with bone broth when making rice. It gives it such a good flavor. What is your favorite way to use bone broth? Let me know in the comment section below. I love hearing from my readers!
I will be making a post with my favorite recipes for bone broth within the next couple of weeks, so stick around.
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