Dr Gus' Delicious Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Chicken Bone Broth

Chicken bone broth is one of the easiest bone broths to make. It is super nutritious and there are published studies showing how it improves immune function, probably why it has been traditionally used in cold and flu season. You can make delicious chicken bone broth using the bones left from you r Sunday roast chicken or fresh chicken carcass.

INGREDIENTS

One roast chicken carcass OR fresh chicken bones 1Kg (including neck, wings, and skins)

1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced

1 medium onion (brown, white or purple, any onion is fine), washed and quartered (Don't need to peel the skin. The skin has more antioxidants than the onion itself. However, if the skin has black spots, peel and discard it.)

2 celery stalks, washed and sliced

1 leek, washed and sliced

2 parsley stalks, washed

1 thyme sprig, washed

1 bay leave

2 garlic cloves

5 whole black peppercorn

1.5 litre water (or enough to cover the chicken)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: In case of using fresh bones, rinse them under cold running water first. If using the roast chicken carcass, don't need this step.

dr gus' chicken bone broth chicken carcass

Step 2: Place all the ingredients in a pot and add 1.5 litre cold water.

dr gus' chicken bone broth UK vegetables added

Step 3: Close the lid, and bring the pot to boil.

Step 4: As soon as it starts boiling, turn the heat down to keep simmering it for 5 hours.

dr gus' chicken bone broth UK boiling chicken bones

Step 5: While it boils, skim off any scum that has come to the surface.

Step 6: Empty the pot through a sieve into a large bowl and discard everything left in the sieve. Your chicken bone broth is nearly done!

dr gus' chicken bone broth UK strained broth

Step 7: Cool the bone broth quickly in a sink filled with ice water.

dr gus' chicken bone broth uk cooling bone broth

Step 8: Keep the bone broth in a refrigerator overnight to allow the fat rise to the top and get solidified.

dr gus' chicken bone broth uk finished broth fat solidified

Step 9: Remove the fat from the bone broth and divide the bone broth into small quantities as you want. You can refrigerate the bone broth for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 6 months.

dr gus' chicken bone broth uk finished broth

* Season the bone broth with salt when you use (drink or cook with).

** If you prefer to drink your bone broth as it is, you can add more vegetables when you boil  the bone broth. 


1 comment

  • Love this bone broth recipe, it is so delicious and we get extra meals from the chicken we buy. Flexible too we can add whatever leftover veg we have.

    Paul

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