Bone broth is a liquid made from stewing animal bones, such as those from a full roasted chicken, in a crock pot or pressure cooker. You can make bone broth from any bone, including pork or beef. Although bone broth is increasingly popular today, it isn’t new! Its origin spans as far back as 2,500 years ago. It was first used in Ancient Chinese Medicine for supporting digestive and kidney health. Since that time, bone broth has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes around the world.
Bone Broth Soup Recipe
- Save the bones from a roasted chicken (legs and wings).
- Throw the bones into a Dutch oven or large pot.
- Add rosemary and lemon wedges.
- Then top this with filtered water until it covers the content.
- Next, throw in a pinch of salt to add taste to the broth.
- Add about 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This is for acidity and to break down the collagen and ensure it’s abundant in the broth. You can swap this for lemon juice, but apple cider vinegar is the best.
- Bring the content to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 hours. It would leave you with 6-8 cups of chicken bone broth. The more the broth reduces the greater intensity the flavor has.
- Strain the broth, and use or store.
Bone Broth Soup Benefits
Bone broth is rich in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. These are the building blocks of any protein dish. They also provide a good source of collagen, which supports bone and joint health. Because broth digest easily, these nutrients are easy to absorb, making them readily available to the body.
If you aren’t able to make your own bone broth at home, you can always try pre-made formulas from Vital Proteins and Jarrow Formulas. Both brands offer bone broth from real food sources with quality ingredients and the nutrients that you want from your bone broth.