You’ve probably been exposed to some information as to bone broth and it’s magical healing properties. Information on bone broth has hit the internet like a bomb and everyone seems to agree that bone broth is extremely healthy and beneficial for your immune system and your gut health (which, when your gut is happy, is healthy for all of the rest of you). Read more about the healing benefits of bone broth as a dietary aid to eating well HERE.
Today’s recipe is no nonsense, cut to the chase, without further ado bone broth pure and simple. We have been eating organic chicken wings like they are going out of style. I ask my family to pile their wings on a plate and I then bag and refrigerate until the following night when we eat off of a whole chicken. I remove leftovers to Dan’s lunch box for the following day and I am left with a beautiful carcass (not your idea of beauty??). The carcass, along with the wings and any juice that ran off from roasting my famous chicken recipe, go into the biggest pot I have and covered with water, spices and AVC then slow cooked on the stove for 2 hours.
I have bagged and frozen the broth, but this time around I was looking for a cleansing recovery soup after Thanksgiving. Into the broth went asparagus, green peppers, carrots, celery, organic ground turkey, and coconut aminos. Mmmm, it hit the spot!!
Simple Bone Broth Recipe
1 chicken carcass
about 4 cups chicken or even pork bones (can be thigh bone leftovers, wings, etc…)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 bay leaves
1 tsp ground sage
4 tbsp coconut aminos (Bragg’s liquid aminos or soy sauce would do too)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flake
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 carrot chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
1/2 onion chopped
Add every thing except water to the pot first, then cover until just covered with water (filtered preferred). Bring to a boil (covered, don’t let your broth evaporate away!) then reduce to about a 4 on the stove. Set a timer for at least *2 hours. When the broth has cooled, remove the bones and chunks of “stuff” with a straining utensil and cool and freeze or refrigerate until use later in the week.
*I have also heard of people making this in the crock pot. If I made it in the crock pot, I personally would probably allow it to cook over night 🙂
Here is a tip from me, I like to allow my broth to cool, put it in a zip top bag and lay flat on a freezer shelf. It is less likely your broth will get stuck freezing this way and you can still stack other things on top of it if you need that space. I hope you all enjoy this love-your-tummy recipe! Eat well, be well!