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Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Anyone else love bone broth?! I’ve heard it’s pretty healthy. Here’s how I make mine.
(1) leftover chicken (take all the meat off). Throw the bones in a big pot.
(2) cover bones with water
(3) add a few Tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice (something acidic)
(4) bring to boil
(5) reduce to simmer (low heat) and simmer for 4-24 hours (depends on how much time I’ve got…or how long I want the house to smell delicious! Ha!)
(6) scoop out big bones
(7) strain broth for small pieces
(8) I usually freeze mine or keep in the fridge to use for a few days. You can add whatever seasonings you want. I usually do add some chicken seasoning for more flavor or if I’m making a soup it will already have lots of flavor. The best is making homemade chicken and dumplings!

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  1. Rachel

    I LOVE making homemade broth!! I put mine in ziploc bags of 2 cups each and freeze them. They freeze flat and don’t take up much room that way. I’ve never added vinegar or lemon juice – does that change the flavor at all?

    • Derick & Jill

      Hey Rachel,
      So yeah, depending on how much you add it can change the flavor a little. But I actually LOVE the way mine tastes when I add a decent amount of apple cider vinegar to mine. You can play around with it and see what you like best. If you only add a little bit, then you won’t really notice the flavor.

  2. Amy

    Add some chicken feet. It helps with the gelling.

  3. Debbie

    i’m going to do your recipe. I made on bone broth with oxtails and the recipe called for all these spices. I didn’t like it.
    Are you doing Keto diet?

  4. La Nita

    I make mine in my slow cooker chicken bone broth, beef bone broth and vegetable broth. I freeze mine or Pressure Can mine. Love to have them on hand. Considering you cannot hardly buy it for less than $2.00, it is quite a savings.


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