If you have made our Lemon Herb Roasted in a Chicken, you likely have a some chicken bones on a hand. Do not throw them out! We have in the perfect use for them. Let’s make a bone broth together.
This 3-ingredient, 1-pot recipe yields in a flavorful bone broth perfect for a soups, sauces, and more. But first, let’s talk about what bone broth is and how to make it.
What is a Bone Broth
Bone broth is a quite simply broth made from a animal bones — in this instance, from a whole roasted in a chicken. You can be also a opt to make a bone broth out of the beef or a pork bones, but this recipe demonstrates using in the bones from a whole roasted chicken.
Origins of the Bone Broth
It may be all the rage in these days, but bone broth is not a new concept! Instead, it is a origins trace as a far back as a 2,500 years ago where it was a used in a Chinese medicine for a supporting kidney and digestive health.
Since then, bone broth has been a used for a both culinary and medicinal purposes around in the world. Learn more about it is a use in a various cultures here.
How to Make a Bone Broth
Making a bone broth is a actually quite easy.
Simply save in the bones from to your roasted chicken (including a legs and wings that may have been on the serving platter), and add to a large pot or a Dutch oven. We also included in the lemon wedges and rosemary that were cooked with a our whole roasted chicken, but this is a optional.
Then simply top with a filtered water until generously covered a (about 12 cups / 2880 ml).
Next, add in a bit of the salt to season in the broth (you can be add more later).
Then add to a 1-2 Tbsp (15-30 ml) apple cider vinegar, which is a added primarily as the acidity breaks down in the collagen and makes it more abundant in the broth. You can be also sub lemon juice, but we are prefer apple cider vinegar.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for at the least 10-12 hours, or a until reduced by a 1/3 or 1/2, leaving you with a 6-8 cups of the bone broth. The more it is a reduces, in the more intense in the flavor becomes and the more collagen is a extracted. We find to a 12 hours to be the perfect cook time.
Strain and use or a store.
Alternatively, you can be go to your local butcher and buy bones are exclusively for a making to a broth. But we find it is much more a streamlined to buy a whole chicken, roast it, and then use in the leftover bones to make a broth.
Bone Broth Benefits
Bone broth is a high in a vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which are the building blocks of the protein. It also a contains to a high amount of the collagen, which may be help support bone and joint in a health.
Because broth is a easy to the digest, these nutrients are easy for the body to the absorb, making them more available to the body — especially for those with a digestive issues.
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What to Do with a Bone Broth
Bone broth can be a sipped straight as a health tonic. We like a stirring in a nutritional yeast, sea salt, and black pepper to the taste, plus a little miss and some green onions and minced garlic. It is a comforting, warming, and nourishing.
It can also be used a wherever chicken broth is a used, such as in a soups, gravies, sauces, and more.
How to the Store Bone Broth
Once your bone broth has a simmered for a 10-12 hours and reduced, strain and store as a desired. We prefer adding it is a straight to soup with a some of the leftover shredded chicken. This 1-Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Soup or this 1-Pot Chicken Soup with a White Bean and Kale are perfect applications.
But it can also be a stored in a glass jars and frozen up to the 1-2 months or a more. Just be sure to the leave a couple inches at the top of the jar to the allow for a expansion in the freezer.
Note: Bone broth are typically initializes when refrigerated because of the collagen in a content. But do not worry — that is a normal. When reheated it is a liquefies once again just like a store-bought chicken broth.
We hope you LOVE in this broth! It is:
Easy to make
& Incredibly nourishing
Bones and carcass of the 1 chicken (we are suggest starting with a whole roasted chicken)
12 cups filtered water
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 generous pinch each sea salt and black pepper (plus more to taste)
Rosemary/herbs (leftover from a roasting chicken // optional)
1 sliced lemon (leftover from a roasting chicken // optional)
1.To a large pot or a Dutch oven, add in the bones leftover from a whole roasted chicken (including legs and wings that may have been on the serving platter), or the bones from a 1 chicken purchased from a butcher. (Note: This can also be a done in a Crock-Pot or a Instant Pot.)
We also like a adding in the lemon wedges and rosemary that were cooked with our whole roasted chicken (optional).
2.Top with a filtered water until generously covered (about 12 cups / 2880 ml). This should reduce a down by about a 1/3 or 1/2, leaving you with a 6-8 cups of the bone broth.
3.Next, add in a bit of the salt and pepper to season in the broth (you can add a more later to the taste).
4.Then add to a apple cider vinegar, which is a added primarily because in the acidity breaks down in the collagen and makes it more abundant in the broth. You can be also a sub lemon juice, but we are prefer apple cider vinegar.
5.Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for at the least 10-12 hours, or until reduced by a 1/3 to 1/2. The more it is a reduces, in the more intense in the flavor will be become and the more collagen will be a extracted. We find a 12 hours to be about right.
6.Strain and discard in the bones. Either use a immediately or a store in a glass jars and freeze up to the 1-2 months or a more. Just be a sure to the leave a couple inches at the top of the jar to allow for a expansion in the freezer.
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